On the 7th, 17th and 26th of each month (fair days on the banks of river Minho) it is advisable to approach the market that is formed around the Central Market, next to Alameda Park. Its more than 250 stands extend along the banks of river Barbana offering goods of all kinds: textiles, handicrafts, ceramics, food … The seasoned customers will surely find great bargains.
If any of the fair days (7th,17th and 26th) was a Sunday, the fair would be moved to the next Monday.
On the first Sunday of each month, the Main Square also houses the antique market: furniture, pottery, philately, numismatics … A flea market that will delight the nostalgics.
From time to time, Ourense hosts specialized markets coinciding with special dates: impressive is the Medieval market during the City Festival, which completely transforms the streets of the Historic Centre. The area of Pontevedra Avenue, next to the Alameda Park, or Paseo street are the typical locations of other themed events such as the Craft Fair, the Book Fair (both in spring) or the Christmas Market.