Markets in Málaga

There are more interesting ways to get your shopping done than going to a supermarket or a mall. We created a list with the best Markets in Malaga.

In this list you will read about the markets in Malaga, opening times, addresses and the history behind the markets. 

Since these places are bound to be crowded, be aware of pickpockets however!

1. Mercado de la Merced

The 22 stalls of the Mercado de la Merced offer you a variety of different foods and drinks. So nowadays it is less of a traditional food marketplace and more of a place to get tapas.

It is open daily from 07:00 to 20:00, except for Sundays on which it is closed.

Markets in Malaga

2. Mercado Central de Atarazanas

What today is a market used (Mercado Central de Atarazanas) to be a shipyard (hence the name: atarazanas means shipyard in arabic); years ago the sea reached much further into the city than it does today. Although the main entrance is the only piece remaining of that shipyard. It has been subject to various renovations over the years, the latest one from 2008 to April 2010, during which it has been completely closed.

They offer a variety of different produce, all fresh and for a good price. The Atarazana is a popular stop on food tours through Málaga. At the edge of the market a few bars sell tapas and drinks.

It is open from Monday until Saturday from 08:00 to 14:00.

Markets in Malaga

3. Mercado del Carmen

According to locals, this is one of the best places in the city to get fish and seafood. Aside from being closed in 2010 for renovations the Mercado del Carmen has been the place to buy fresh fish for over 140 years. There are also tapas bar that offer amazing fried fish.

It is open from Monday until Saturday from 08:00 to 15:00.

Markets in Malaga

4. Cortijo de Torres

The Cortijo de Torres is a flea market where you can find and buy all kinds of things, for very cheap prices. About 300 stalls offer their products.

It takes place every Sunday from 10:00 to 15:00.

Markets in Malaga

5. Made in Soho

Soho, the “hipster part” of Málaga, host a arts and crafts street market called “Made in Soho”, which promotes the work of local artists. It unites leisure, culture and a dynamic vibe.

The market is happening on the first Saturdays of every month from 10:00 to 15:00.

Do you want to read more about Soho? Go to our blog about Soho.

Markets in Malaga

6. Mercado de Salamanca

The Mercado de Salamanca was constructed from 1922 to 1925 and built in a neo-arabic style and offers food. It’s smaller than the other markets in Malaga on this list and is therefore less known as a tourist attraction.

Its opening hours are: Monday to Saturday 08:00 to 14:00, Mondays 16:00 to 19:00 and Tuesday to Friday 16:00 to 20:00.

Markets in Malaga

7. Guadalhorce Organic Market

The last market in Malaga is one of the purest organic markets, named the Guadalhorce market.

It is open from 10:00 to 14:00 on the second Saturday of the month at La Malagueta and on the fourth Saturday of the month in Huelin.

Markets in Malaga


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