Open air markets are a world-wide phenomenon. They’ve been around for an extremely long time, way before grocery stores! In many countries, this is how people make sure they get the freshest produce and ingredients for their recipes. In the open-air market, you have a variety of options of vendors to choose from, and can even haggle to lower the price. It can be quite fun!

Use the links below to learn about open-air markets, not just in Latin America or Spain, but in the whole world!

Top Open-Air Markets in the World

Otavalo Market in Otavalo, Ecuador

Article: Traditional Markets in Latin America, A Guide for First Time Shoppers

 

Watch: A view of the Otavalo Market from the top of a house. (Srta. Taylor took this video in 2010!)