Pedreguer Sunday Rastro Flea Market Details- Video
A very popular Sunday market in the Javea area is the Pedreguer Rastro market held each Sunday from 9am until around 2pm. It is located on the Pol Ind Les Galgues, or Les Galgues Industrial Estate, Pedreguer. This is 20 minuets drive from the Arenal beach in Javea and is pretty easy to spot on the left from the N332 road. (Pedreguer is small, so it is easy to find the industrial estate.)
A rastro market is basically a flea market, a place where people sell mostly used items, from clothes to antiques. The rastro is very popular and each Sunday plays host to around 450 stalls and often thousands of visitors. The stalls line the streets of a large industrial estate and the wide roads make it easy to navigate through the market without the very cramped space found at other local rastro’s.
The industrial estates roads are also the car park for the event and parking staff collect one Euro for each car, for the full days parking. The entrance to the actual market takes you past multiple stalls selling local fruit, veg, flowers, plants and preserved goods. I personally always leave this part of the shopping until the end of my visit, as it is also the exit from the market.
The fruit and vegetable offerings are usually of good quality and are often picked the day before the market. Most of the prices are very reasonable, often offering a much better deal than you would find at the supermarkets, especially if you want a 5kg bag of oranges or a giant cauliflower.
As you walk through the stalls it quickly becomes apparent that you can buy ‘anything’ at this market. There are stalls offering all manner of items both new and used. Clothing is available at very reasonable prices and are even available as used items for fifty cents or a couple of Euro’s.
The selection really is vast with sellers offering used and new tools and gardening equipment, used electrical goods from car radio’s to fridges. Pot’s, pans and kitchen-ware seem to be popular items, as do used items of furniture from sofa’s, to tables, to wardrobes. There is usually a selection of antique items available to browse through, as well as all kinds of ornaments.
This is a good place to come to buy a big box of assorted screws or Janet Jackson’s last vinyl LP, basically just odd things that you perhaps would not go hunting around the shops for.
There ere are usually charities present including dog and animal rescue organisations.
There are also plenty of venders offering freshly made food from churitto’s (donut-like pastries) to bocadillo’s (very tasty sandwiches) to fried chicken and cakes as well as hot and cold drinks to suit all tastes.
It takes from an hour to several hours to stroll around the market depending just how much you want to linger and enjoy the pleasant Sunday morning atmosphere.