The central square of Gijón's old town becomes a lively street market with great local products and several hours' worth of fun activities.

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Gijón's Organic and Artisan Market

A delicious monthly street market.

The second weekend of each month, Gijón's main square, the Plaza Mayor, becomes a huge open-air market crammed with stands hawking all manner of goods oriented not just toward locals but also with a lot to offer visitors. Examples include Asturia handicrafts sold by individuals and small companies from all over the principality who come into town to sell wares such as handmade puppets, airbrushed prints, soaps, pottery and ceramics, glassware, jewelry, fruit preserves, cheese, honey, and more. You'll also come across street concerts, food stands, and activities for both kids and grownups to make this a fun morning or afternoon outside. With all the great merchandise on offer here, it's likely you'll come away with a prize or two - as well as the satisfaction of supporting small local entrepreneurs.

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