The trail of Gijón is undoubtedly the largest and busiest street market in the Principality. It gets up every Sunday in the vicinity of the Molinón stadium.
Very close to El Rastro de Gijón
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Map: how to get to El Rastro de Gijón
Experts say that to find that special thing you are looking for, it is necessary to get up early, however, your schedule from 9 to 15 hours It's more than enough to mess around as much as possible and find reward on all occasions. There is a surprising variety of products, an ideal showcase for vintage collectors, nostalgic for analog technology, book trackers, lovers of organic gardening and bargain hunters in general.
Sniffing on this trail is the best Sunday entertainment. The regulars attend it with renewed enthusiasm in search of bargains hidden in the stalls. Between mirrors, cast radios and chandeliers of another era shines with our own light our object of desire. But as not only the man lives, we can head to this huge souk in search of clothes or footwear low cost, perfumes, flowers, vegetables, birds, music, bread of the day or a good empanada.
The history of this great market at street level It has solera. After the Civil War was a cattle fair mainly: buying and selling donkeys, mules, horses, cows, oxen and sheep. The villagers came down from nearby villages to sell their produce from the garden. At that time the trail also had a large influx, given the scarcity of food in the cities, proliferating the black market, barter and picaresque.
During the second half of the twentieth century the trail was located in the center of the city and the hubbub continued through other less existential courses, with other merchants and cassettes from Los Chichos.
Nowadays, the traders of yesteryear have given way to professionals of the markets, who organize the stocks, inventories of stocks, punctually pay their taxes but continue to practice marketing live. A claim that you should not miss if you are a lover of the markets, because in this one of Gijón abounds the quantity and the quantity, in addition to a thousand types of qualities. It is a unique event with its own economic laws where competitiveness and competition is guaranteed in the middle of a huge hodgepodge.
In addition, approaching this market does not imply accessibility problems. The Municipal Company of Urban Transports of Gijón (Emtusa) has a bus service, the 4 line, that, from the 7.20 hours to the 15.00 hours on Sunday, it stops in front of the Sport's palace, where the trail is located.Text: © Ramón Molleda for desdeasturias.com