- Daily Life
Shopping in Malaga has undergone a radical change over the past decade. Traditionally, small family run stores were strewn over town (as is the case with the rest of Spain) catering for all sort of things – bakeries, green grocers, hardware stores, mercerias (supplying needles, buttons and other sewing equipment), and many many more. Although gradually large shopping malls are starting to appear in the outskirts of the city, these neighborhood shops are still around and you can usually find anything you need in them, at a cheaper price, better quality and friendly service.
Calle Marques de Larios is the main shopping street in Malaga, showing off the shop windows of exclusive boutiques. The narrow alleyways and side streets branching out also make interesting window shopping.
Malaga is also a region well-known for its handcrafts such as esparto grass works, embroidery, iron work and pottery. The best places to find this traditional handcrafts are:
- Almazul, Calle Beatas 53
- Los Artesanos, Cister 13.
The flea markets at Fuengirola and Marbella are great to visit, as is Atarazanas, Malaga’s Central Market. For good shopping in Malaga visit the following markets:
- La Cañada - Marbella (at junction of Motorway and road to Ojen)
- Ingenio – near Torre del Mar
- Larios Centre - Malaga near main bus and Railway Station.
- Marina Banus - Puerto Banus
- Plaza Major - Malaga (near Airport, at junction of Motorway and Parador de Golf)
- Rincon Centro Comercial - near Rincón de la Victoria
- Rosaleda Centro Comercial - Malaga.
Rummage around to your hearts content at the famous Atarazanas Market while in town for your Spanish Language Course.