Calle Feria Thursday morning Flea market – spot the jewel
The Thursday morning flea market on Calle Feria throbs life through this city artery. Bustling merchants and haggling customers clutter the area, wads of cash are thrown about, and the distinguished reputation of this part of town is turned on its head.
Welcome to the most grandiose and bizarre collection of junk, jumble, refuse, and general rubbish.
This street bears the weight of history. It is in fact claimed that the name Feriastems from one particular activity that has been religiously carried out ever since the 13th century no less. This is the Genghis Khan era, as he conquered the majority of Asia with his infamous horse archers. This is the time of the great Mamelukes, as they notoriously flattened the Ayyubid dynasty somewhere deep in the Egyptian kingdom. And who would have thought it, but in an otherwise insignificant act, along a dusty trade path, the first gathering of the Calle Feria Mercadilleros.
Welcome to the most grandiose and bizarre collection of junk, jumble, refuse, and general rubbish. This market is a goldmine. Perhaps however cut the “gold” part and just consider it mining. Only the most curious of blackbirds are able to strip back the debris and uncover that one glittering item that makes the trip worth it. And remember – the early bird gets the worm.
SBT says wine on: Lunchtime cañas in Vizcaino.