If you visit almost all cities it is almost obligatory to go to the central market: it is usually always lively and there are often places to sit and have a drink. You can also meet people or even compare Alicante tomatoes from the garden in your own area. Normally the traders cheerful and willing to help. This market and the square a the back bring together all the requirements to be considered an authentic town market. The invasion of Chinese vendors selingl you "the ultimate invention" from a box on the floor has not done more than lighten the chaos a little. Stand about for 10min. In one of the corners you can see how the Alicante natives live.
Twice a year, a Christmas and Easter, Santa Pola is transformed, going back in time to the medieval era! The village is filled with life and joy, with thousands of ointments, medicinal plants, crafts (ceramics, pillows, jewelry, bags ...) and of course the food: cheeses, Iberian sausages, hams, thousands of cookies, cakes, muffins ... amazing.
Day of the Valencian Community and the festival of the Moors and Christians takes place in El Campello medieval flea market. The market - at the Plaza de la Constitución - is not very big but makes room for 70 stalls selling crafts, jewelry, candy, decorations and gifts. In the afternoon, the market comes alive with demonstrations of old crafts, parades of jugglers, squires school, theater groups ... and for children, donkey rides, storytelling and a medieval carousel. You can go around this medieval market from 11th to 15th October, at 11.30am to 2pm and from 5.30pm to 10.30pm.
This is a typical market that is held every year on the streets in the historic center of Alicante. It feels like a step back in time to the medieval past, with the flags, market stalls and characters dressed up in costume playing music.