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The weekly craft market in front of La Nucia Town Hall is doing quite well – not that it is attracting hordes of people, but the people who come are really interested in buying work made by hand by the people on the stalls, or order something special to be picked up some weeks later. And that’s what it’s all about – keeping the craft tradition in Spain alive and well.

There will be no craft market on the Easter weekend but the weekly markets will continue on Sunday 7th of April and then every Sunday morning till the Medieval Market at the beginning of July. Opening times are from 11am to 2pm and at 11, 12 and 1 o’clock there are guided tours (the guide speaks English) of La Nucia old town – well worth a visit – see attached photograph.

The market itself consists of just ten or twelve stalls with well-made pieces by people who try to make a living from their craft. More than 40 artesans take turns, some coming every three weeks or once a month, others only every so now and then. This way, the fair offers every week something different. In the web site of the craft association Amata, who organizes the fair, you can see who is coming when in the next four weeks and you can also find photographs of the past editions. Look at under Coming events and/or Photographs.

La Nucía lies about 10 kms inland from Benidorm and a visit to the craft fair can be combined with a stroll over the well known Rastro (car boot sale), which is held on the industrial estate of La Nucía, or an excursion to nearby Guadalest or the Fuentes del Algar.

More information about the fair (in English) on 639 979 678.

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