Fish market and auction

Price guide: Free

Explanada Cervantes s/n, Dénia, Alicante, 03700

Price guide: Free

Dénia fish auction
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Expert review of Fish market and auction

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.

Expert tips: 
There is a public viewing gallery on the upper floor.

More information on Fish market and auction:

Price guide:
Market / bazaar
Explanada Cervantes s/n, Dénia, Alicante, 03700
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Mon-Fri, 2pm-8pm

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