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Open-air shopping: other ways of enjoying the city



Open-air shopping: other ways of enjoying the city

Markets by the sea, open-air shopping centres, emblematic streets and hidden corners where you can find fashion, accessories, homeware, crafts... Whatever you are looking for, Málaga has a lot to offer when it comes to shopping: there is a wide variety of options so that you have an unforgettable shopping experience

There is nothing like wandering around the streets of Málaga while going shopping. The city offers multiple options to go shopping in the open air and enjoy the scenery. From international brands and firms to small local shops, craft and gastronomy shops, street markets... These are some of the options for shopping in Málaga.

The old town: the largest shopping area in Málaga

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The old town of Málaga is the largest shopping area in the city. This area is home to more than a thousand shops that can be found among museums and historical tourist attractions.

In addition, this area has pedestrianised most of its streets, which makes shopping even more comfortable.

As Calle Larios is the main street, it is surrounded by all kinds of shops: from shops selling brand clothing and art galleries to craft establishments and souvenir shops.



Muelle Uno: the perfect shopping experience by the sea

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On the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, there is a place where shopping becomes a complete experience. Muelle Uno, located in the Port of Málaga, is bursting with shops selling top brands, accessories and even shops that smell of glory. In addition to all this, there are numerous restaurants where you recharge your batteries.

Furthermore, this place hosts the 'Zoco Muelle Uno' on Sundays and special markets depending on the time of year: summer, Christmas...



Street markets: craftwork in Málaga's neighbourhoods

Compras paseo marítimoIn addition to Muelle Uno, Málaga has other street markets that are held on different Sundays of the month, from 11am to 7pm.

The first of these is the market in Plaza de la Merced, which takes place on the first Sunday of every month. Here you can find stalls selling jewellery and costume jewellery, crafts, art and even food products.

Compras El SohoNext up is the market in the Paseo Marítimo Ciudad de Melilla, which takes place on the second Sunday of the month. Here you can find a wide range of stalls selling crafts, toys, fashion and costume jewellery.

Finally, the Soho market called 'Barrio de las Artes' is held on the fourth Sunday of the month. More than fifty artisans, creators, crafters, designers and local producers are waiting for you in the open air to buy their products.

On the other hand, the EcoMercado Guadalhorce Ecológico awaits you on the second Saturday of every month in Paseo Reding and on the fourth Saturday next to Parque de Huelin. This is a market where you can find organic fruit and vegetables that you can buy directly from the farmers.


Open-air shopping centres

Compras McArthurGlenOn the outskirts of the city there are two malls where you can go shopping and find everything you need. The Plaza Mayor shopping centre offers a broad range of fashion items, crafts, perfumery, leisure and restaurants in an open-air setting with unique architecture.

Clothing shops, accessories, shoe shops, supermarkets, perfumery, jewellers, cinemas, restaurants, ice-cream parlours, leisure facilities... Moreover, this place hosts different activities throughout the year, especially for children.

Just in front of the Plaza Mayor shopping centre is the Designer Outlet McArthurGlen Málaga, the first of its kind in southern Spain. With 17,000 square metres, it is full of shops selling premium and luxury brands from all sectors, including home and beauty items, cafés and restaurants.


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