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Denia Fish Market

See your fish before it gets to your dish.

If you go to the fishing port at around four in the afternoon you will see the fishing boats returning with their day’s catch, with seagulls dipping and diving as the search for scraps. The catch will be sorted on board before being taken to La Lonja, the fish market where buyers can get a look at it before it goes to auction. (And if you get close enough to see the fish you will see that some of it is fearsomely ugly.) The auction starts at five, and takes place at an astonishing speed, with the price lowering (the reverse to an English auction) until someone shouts, “¡Basta!” (“Enough!”). Part of the catch goes on sale to the public at Posit, the small market which forms part of La Lonja. I can spend ages watching the fishing fleet come in and the hustle and bustle of the auction room.

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Other markets: The main Denia Market is on a Monday morning. It's slightly out of the way. It is on an area called Torrequemada which is off a big roundabout called Passeig del Saladar (if you want to get your bearings via google). You can come to it via the back roads from Gata. It is fairly large - and is both touristy but also for locals. You will find a combination of clothes and household stalls, with ceramics, shawls, replca football kits etc. for the tourists. They also have lovely pick and mix nut and sweet stalls. At the entrance you will find a churros stall (you were talking about pastries, these are the long sugared donuts that they cook fresh and eat sugared or with chocolate). I probably wouldn't go with children at the height of summer but as you are going in June it will probably be less hectic and hot. It is difficult to park nearby, so you might want to park in centrally in town and then walk and wander back in to town after for lunch.

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  Mon 18th Dec 2017