La Zubia antiques and secondhand flea market, which is one of the largest in the Metropolitan Area, was once again held to its full capacity with more than 70 stalls and all anticovid security precautions. The market has been going on for nine years. It takes place at the Fairgrounds every Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. It is easy to find and park. It is home to many antiques, second-hand items and handicrafts.
Natalia Arregui (City Councillor for Commerce), explains that the Zubian flea markets offer "a lot of everything": furniture, accessories, household items, lamps and ceramics, as well as furniture, decorations for the home, clothing, shoes, and other household items. Basketry, paintings and farming implements.
The flea market also offers a place for people who enjoy alterations, crafts, or restoration and for those who are concerned about the environment and want to give second or third lives to the merchandise they find. Arregui adds that it is a place where you will find the most interesting articles. Professionals from different sectors attend to set up shop windows, showcases, and props.
Lola Suarez (the organizer) points out that the flea market serves as a gathering place for vendors and the public. The flea market promotes solidarity and is where people from different ethnicities meet every Saturday to trade their items. It is also the most diverse. Suarez says that traditions are also preserved in La Zubia's antiques and secondhand markets. This is because "whole families and their parents come to it for explanations to their children about certain objects or were used to do so, such as with farm implements."
Puri Lopez, La Zubia's mayor, was very pleased to see the flea market being held again as normal. "It is another sign that we are slowly recovering what our lives were like before the pandemic."