For curious tourists, town markets are an excellent way to learn about people’s lifestyle, the way they interact, their tastes and values.
The Mercado de San Cristóbal de La Laguna has always been a very lively, colourful place noted for its cleanliness and tidiness.
The Market has traditionally been in the Plaza del Adelantado, right in the historical centre, but in 2007 some cracks emerged on the floor and some walls of the building as a result of the works being carried out in a neighbouring plot.
Since 11 December of that year, it has been in Plaza del Cristo. This is a provisional location until the definitive building is finished in its original site. The Market or “Recova” has nearly one hundred stalls selling fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, feeding stuffs and nuts for animals, cheeses, cakes, clothes, shoes, refreshments, flowers and plants.
Car park facilities include an underground car park under the square plus other Town Council car parks located in calle Pintor José Aguiar.
Although it does not have the traditional touch of the old Market, there is a feeling of «tradition» combined with new, functional facilities.