Calle Marqués de Larios: Most important shopping street
Nice walking area in the middle of Malaga old city with shopping and nice restaurants in all of the small side streets. It is also very close to the Cathedral, Picasso Museum and the water front park. Easy parking in various underground parking and a great place to visit on a Sunday with family !
Calle Larios and Calle Nueva, the street running parallel to it, are the main shopping streets in Malaga for shoes and clothes. Shoes can be found, for example, at Antonio Parriego and Nicolas on Calle Larios. You can also find the Spanish clothes shops Mango, Massimo Dutti, Bershka and Pull & Bear there. Zara is located on the side street Liborio García.
What to buy: In the Centro Larios shopping centre, apart from clothes shops, there are cinemas and restaurants. Designer clothes can be found at El Corte Inglés Armani, Versace, Dolce Galbana at Pinsapo, Calle Larios. For those looking for a gift, a souvenir, or something good to eat, a visit to Mercado Central Atarazanas is recommended. Here you can buy meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, olives, nuts, spices, cheese and pork all at reasonable prices. Apart from this, the market is a delight for the eye.
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Agustin e hijos peluqueros: hairdresser
Had to search for a hairdresser because didnot had time in the netherlands to go to 1.
While i was in Larios centro i saw this 1. looked very modern.
paid 16.80 euro some extra for special hairtreatment so was about 22 euros
normally i pay in the netherlands 35 or 40 euros.
you get a number so you can shop a bit or wait
only they dont speak much english
What to pay: 16.80 washing cutting and drying
ATARAZANAS MARKET: VISUAL FEAST OF FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES
Wednesday February 23, 2011
Hans and I, along with Bajondillo friends Fina and Gino, spent the afternoon in Malaga. One of the highlights of our visit has to be the ATARAZANAS MARKET. Fish, meat (hams, pate, pork, chicken), cheese, fruits and vegetables - all fresh and at great prices. There are 260 market stalls in the building. The Fish section is a visual feast itself - with giant prawn - tuna - sardines - mackerel - shellfish. Totally fascinating.
Many vendors offered free samples of their products - Olives - salted and roasted almonds. I had fun tasting some of their products and after all it was about lunch time.
There is also deli and fresh bread section. So we bought some fresh sliced ham, some crusty rolls and a container of olives (1,50 Euro for a 1/4 kilo - amazing), to take with us and have a picnic at the Marina.
The large stained glass window at the back of the building was put in 1908. This stained glass masterpiece shows various monuments of the city, such as the Cathedral, Gibralfaro Mountain, Entrance to Sagrano Chapel and Fountain of the Three Graces.
The latest reconstruction started in 2008 and finished in 2010. A new roof of tile was put in, with the green and brown colors of the original building.
Open 8:00 to 14:00 Monday to Saturday
VARIOUS SHOPS: CALLE MARQUES DE LARIOS
In the capital of Malaga you can find just about everything. Local industry includes ceramics, metal-ware, furniture, suede, leather, jewellery, wicker and waxwork, marble sculptures, etc. Altarazanas Market is worth a visit, as are the surroundingshops, where you will find cane baskets and hand-made chairs. In Calle Nueva there are a number of establishments that specialize in embroidery, leather goods and fans. CALLE MARQUES DE LARIOS is where the city's main commercial area is.
Rosaleda Shopping Centre
Has a great selection of shops all under one roof, along with a few eateries.
As there is no charge for parking at all and has many entrances and exits the the parking, it is the best planned shopping centre in the city.
If you take the bus, the 17 stops right outside.
Mango, Zara, Bata, C&A, Promod, Carrefour, Casa, not to mention shoes, toys, books, bath shop, photography, jewellery etc. Perfect sized centre for a 2 hour shopping session before a break for lunch!!!
Open 10am until 10pm the same as most other shopping centres. And cinema too (Spanish).
Sunday Market at Rosaleda
The Sunday market is until 2pm in the big grounds between the football stadium and the university / languages school. You can take the number 2 or 17 bus to get near to the market (up to 5 mins stroll away), or walking from Alameda Principal along the river takes about 15-20 minutes.
The market is an interesting stroll, but generally full of cheap tat. Keep your eye on your friends and your handbag as it gets very crowded. You will find everything there from clothes to bedding to shoes, fruit and veg, souvenirs etc. Prices are dirt cheap generally, but you get what you pay for. Look out for the stalls of fruit and nuts - they have a great selection and different olives too.
Botique shops on Calle Granada: Local food
In these little shops along Calle Granada near plaza de la Merced you can buy a whole range of local products including pastries (such as torrijas or empanadas) and wine.
Do a bit of window shopping now by looking at the my photo of the shop front.
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Botique shops on Calle Granada: Torrijas
Torrijas are the traditional Semana Santa food like hot cross buns in Britain.
The ones you can see in the photo are a little strange as they are normally made from bread dipped in milk and egg and fried. Topped with Sugar and honey.
One of the explanations of where this tradition comes from is that the convents of Andalucia made them to use up the left over bread.
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What to buy: What better place to buy some Spanish cured ham than in the local market. Here you can see them hanging over the stall front. Stick it in your suitcase and see what customs make of it.
You don't have to by the whole leg you can also get them to chop it into some slices for you.
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What to buy: Sabrosada is a type of sausage like product made of fat, meat and spices. It kind of reminded me of looking at haggis!
Stick on some bread if you are brave enough. It has a nice enough flavour but I don't think it is that healthy for you.
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Market: Herbs and Spices
Malaga is of course very close to Morocco as it is positioned just accross the water from it, therefore you can really see the Arabic influence still alive in this area of Spain today.
Many of the stalls in the markets are Arabic owned especially the ones selling herbs, spices and teas such as the ones in the photos. Which means you can get hold of a wide variety of the aforementioned. They re also beautiful to look at and smell with their rich reds,oranges and yellows and strong aromas.
What to pay: It is very cheap
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Shop till you drop
The main shopping area is around Calle Marques de Larios, near the cathedral and Calle Nueva. Spain biggest department store "El Corte Ingles" is located opposite the train station.
The shops open between 9 and 10 am. They close for lunch at 1 or 2 pm, and open in the afternoon at 4 or 5 pm until 8 or 9:30 pm. Most large shopping centres and department stores stay open during lunchtime. Shops are closed on Sunday.
What to buy: Especially clothes and shoes
What to pay: less expensive than in other parts of Europe
PLAZA MAJOR: A HUGE MALL & ATTRACTIONS
A superb leisure area containing over 25 shops, 50 restaurants, bars and other attractions PLAZA MAJOR or Parque de Ocio Plaza Major, is located just outside Torremolinos on the way to Malaga, close to Malaga International Airport. The easiest way to get there is via the Fuengirola to Malaga train line, as the site now has its own station at which all trains now stop.
Designed to resemble a typical Andalucia town, with its streets, squares, facades and fountains, Plaza Major is a great place to spend a few hours, especially in the evening. In addition to the bars and restaurants, there is a multi-screen cinema, a family entertainment center, 20 lane bowling alley and over 25 shops including a Nike factory.
Free parking for 3000 vehicles.
Open Monday to Sunday.
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The market: Plenty of choice
It's not a shop but a covered market.
In an ornare building you can find locally produced food stuffs from fish and meat to fruit and veg.
Be amazed at the amount and the size of the fruit and be even more amazed at the low prices, something we have become strangers to in the UK in our Tesco world!
What to buy: Fruit
Calle Larios: Main Shopping Street in Malaga
This street is plenty of modern shops. It's the most important pedestrian street in Malaga and it's always full of locals, families, tourists... You can find any modern clothes shop: Zara, Mango, Benetton... shoes, jewelry, and also cafes, ice-creams, banks...
Every route in town passes through this street. It's close to everything in the city center. Most of buses stops at the "doors" of this street, so you won't have to search it, you'll find it.
What to buy: If you need clothes or a watch, this shops are ok.
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