You must not visit Tenerife without visiting the capital and this lovely market.
Known as 'la recova', it was opened in 1944, and built at the same time as the bridge you cross to get there.
In front of the market is a sculpture of a milkmaid, 'la lechera', and another of 2 fisherman pushing a boat, 'Homenaje al chicharrero'.
An impressive archway entrance houses a colourful flower stall on each side. Inside, it is clean and airy, designed with a mudejar-style tower in a central patio, and 2 other patios: the poniente and the naciente. There is also a lower floor with a fish market - but my husband hates fish markets, so we stayed with the fruit, veg, cheese, meats, etc.
The various food stalls, undercover in galleries around the patio, are always neat and tidy. The herb and spice stall is particularly interesting.
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