Shopping at one of the Markets in Málaga is definitely much more interesting experience than going to a regular supermarket. Each market offers something else, starting with wide selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood as well as art, local and artisan products.
There is no better place to really feel like a local and discover the authentic spirit of the city. We have prepared the list of the best markets in Málaga so go ahead and prepare your shopping list!
What today is Mercado Central de Atarazanas used to be a shipyard – hence the name: atarazanas (shipyard in Arabic). You may wonder what the shipyard was doing in the middle of Málaga: years ago the sea reached much further into the city than it does today. The coastline has been moved in order to increase the water depth in the Port. Now Atarazanas Market is one of the important landmarks of the city and a popular shopping spot for both tourists and locals.
The market offers a wide selection of products. It is divided into 3 parts: section with seafood, fresh fruits and vegetables and meats. Atarazanas is also a popular stop on food tours through Málaga as some bars sell delicious tapas and drinks.
It is open from Monday until Saturday from 08:00 to 15:00. Address: Calle Atarazanas, 10.
The next on our list of Markets in Málaga is Mercado de Salamanca. A little less popular among tourists than Atarazanas it’s definitely worth a visit! It’s a food market quite popular especially among locals. If you want to feel like a true Malaguenian you should visit Mercado de Salamanca. Building of the market was constructed between 1922 to 1925 and built in a neo-arabic style.
Its opening hours are 8.00 – 15.00 Monday to Saturday. Address: Calle San Bartolomé, 1.
According to locals, this is one of the best places in the city to get fresh fish and seafood. Mercado el Carmen has been the place to buy fresh seafood for over 140 years since the modern building stands exactly where the fishermen used to and dry fish. At the market you can also find tapas bars that offer amazing fried fish.
It is open from Monday until Saturday from 08:00 to 16:00. Address: Calle la Serna, 3.
The last food market on our list is Guadalhorce Organic Market. This market opens twice a month and offers organic fruits and vegetables, spices, olive oil and plants.
Cortijo de Torres is a flea market where you can find literally everything – clothes, shoes, jewellery, knick-knacks, furniture, antiques… You can also find some fruits, vegetables and flowers! A bit of everything for everyone.
It takes place every Sunday from 10:00 to 15:00 right next to Recinto Ferial.
The last one on our list of Markets in Málaga is “Made in Soho”. Soho neighborhood hosts an arts and crafts street market which promotes the work of local artists. You can shop for arts and crafts, local products, clothes – a great alternative for typical souvenirs!
“Made in Soho” takes place on the first Saturdays of every month from 10:00 to 15:00. Address: Calle Tomás de Heredia.
We hope you’ll enjoy the shopping! If you want to discover Atarazanas market with us join our free walking tour through Málaga!