Teguise and its Market
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The hotel receptionist and the guy at the rent-a-car agency recommended that the market in Teguise is "not to be missed" so we decided to head for Teguise and check it out. The town of Teguise is really beautiful, with traditional Canary Islands architecture, white buildings with green trim and a pretty church. Aside from the dark green trim on the buildings, many make extensive use of the dark volcanic rock available on the island. The dark rock and dark green trim look really nice against the bright white surfaces.
Market day really isn't the best day to check the town out, in my opinion. If you've traveled through Spain much, you'll see that this is just another "mercadillo" just like the weekly market that comes to many towns throughout Spain. Some are nice because farmers come with freshly grown and harvested fruit and vegetables, others feature a lot of regional cured meats, honey or whatever. This market, for the most part had clothing, cheap sunglasses and some handicrafts. (The sunglasses are very useful if you forgot to bring some along - the sun is really bright. I bought some and they lasted for about 30 minutes before a screw fell out of them!)
So, I recommend going to Teguise, highly, but probably on another day - preferably during the week when shops, bars and restaurants are open and you can get an idea of what life here must be like.