Central Market

Tenerife Tourist Information and Vacation Guide

The central market in Santa Cruz de Tenerife is one of the town's most identifiable landmarks.  It's a wonderful place to experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of an authentic Tenerife market.

Officially called the "Mercado Nuestra Señora de África" or "Our Lady of Africa Market", the Santa Cruz market incorporates a North African style.

Central Market in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Santa Cruz de Tenerife Central Market

Visitors to the market can sample fruits from Africa, local sweets, bakery goods and a variety of cheeses.  If you have kitchen facilities available where you are staying, this is a good place to stock up on seafood and fresh vegetables.

The best time of day to visit the Santa Cruz's Central Market is between 10 AM and 1 PM when there is plenty of action and the food is freshest.

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