The pedestrianised main shopping street in Malaga leading from Avenida Principal into the old town. Look out for the sculpture on the right hand side with the faces on it - from each side you can see different expressions
CALLE MARQUÉS DE LARIOS is the main shopping street in the centre of Malaga. It's name is due to the marques of Larios whose family built the street in the XIX century. Still today, many of the buildings along the street belong to the Marquesa de Larios.
Come here to go clothes, shoe shopping(there are millions of shoe shops here and in Malaga in general) or to have a coffee in one of the many street terraces. Beware because at Easter this road is completely taken over by the Semana Santa processions and you won't be able to do any shopping here all week.
Calle Larios is the most famous street in Malaga. Always full of people walking on it with lots of shops, bars, restaurtants and coffee shops. Very nice decoration on christmas time. This picture show Calle Larios in Feria, people everywhere, dancing, eating, drinking and enjoying Malaga fair.
La Calle Larios es la mas famosa y conocida de Málaga. Siempre está llena de gente caminando de un lado a otro, con mogollón de tiendas, bares, restaurantes y cafeterias. Merece la pena verla decorada en navidad y en la feria en el mes de Agosto.
Calle Larios, a pedestrianised avenue, a shoppers paradise, and a great place just to sit and people watch! If youre lucky there may be a pavement table free at the wonderful Lepanto cafe (see restaurants) where with a cafe con leche you can while away an hour or so studying the diversity of Malagas public. The Malagüeñan females of a certain mature age, all tend to look very much alike...same colured hair with same hairstyle, same style of dress,lots of gold bracelets and necklaces....classy not tacky...Come winter they bring out the furs, in summer classic linen suits, expensive shoes and handbags. The males...well masculine fashion hasnt changed much in the last few decades, so its still suit and tie, highly polished leather shoes and their lady on their arm. The Spanish love to pasear (take a stroll)and usually about 8pm the streets are full of couples and families strolling and chatting or stopping to greet a neighbour or friend, until almost midnight when the night air is cooler for going home to bed and sleep. Such contrast to the visiting tourists in shorts and sandals, backpacks and cameras and the fun there is to try and guess what nationality they are!
Whether it is because of its nice atmosphere or really just because of the street name, I wouldn't be able to tell you, but the c/Marqués de Larios or just c/Larios is a very famous street in Malaga.
The Marqués de Larios was a marqués or (dont hang me up on this, but I believe the English word to be) duke, born in 1801 - but I do believe that the street now is more famous for having the same name as the gin (Larios) than having the name of a marqués!
If you would like to now more about the Spanish marqués you can do it on www.larios.com (NB. the page is in Spanish)
Calle Larios (Larios' Street) is the principal comercial street of Málaga, just in its historical center. From this one you can take all the rest of the street to get to the most importants monuments. If you begin to walk from Alameda you will reach "Plaza de la Contitucion" look there where is "Pasaje de Chintas", a typical spot of the town.
nearest Bus: 1, 4, 5, 11, 13, 24, 37