As well as offering a wealth of street culture, Malaga also enjoys a range of street markets throughout the year. These vary from selling fresh local produce and crafts, to clothing or art and are hotspots for locals and visitors alike. The markets of Malaga offer the opportunity to really delve a bit deeper into the Spanish way of life and soak in some of Malaga´s infamous street culture at the same time.

Cortijo de Torres
The Cortijo de Torres market has grown in popularity through the years and now takes over the city´s Recinto Ferial every Sunday. This is known locally as Malaga’s best flea market and comprises of around 300 stalls selling a variety of wares from electronics and crafts to furniture and fashion. There is ample free parking nearby and with fierce competition between the stall holders, you are sure to bag yourself a bargain.

Muelle Uno
The Muelle Uno street market is held on the second Sunday of each month (10am – 3pm) where you will find a variety of produce from local organic food to vintage clothing and artwork. Although the official market is just once a month, most Sundays Malagas budding artists can be found trying to flog their wares to passers-by on the streets. It is located to the east of Malaga port, where the Muello Uno walkway leads past the shops and restaurants that line the Malagueta beachfront. This newly renovated area is great to visit at any time, but it really comes to life when the market is in full flow.

Merced
After undergoing renovation, the Merced market reopened its doors in 2015 and has emerged as one of the best places to eat and drink in the city. A hub of local produce and culinary innovation, this is a must visit for any food and culture lover. It is located on the dynamic Plaza Merced, which is famed for being the birth place of Pablo Picasso back in 1881. The market boasts approximately 25 stalls offering a range of mouth-watering feasts. You will typically find Jamón serrano (cured ham), fresh fish, local produce, traditional tapas stalls and a strong café culture.

Soho
As you might expect from a district with this name, Malaga´s best artists and innovators can be found at the Soho market. It takes place on the first Saturday of each month between 10am and 3pm and includes a captivating variety of sculptors, painters, photographers and jewellery designers flogging their wares. It is the perfect place to immerse yourself in Malaga´s contemporary art scene and leaves you perfectly placed to explore the famed street art of Malaga Arte Urbano Soho, a project which has transformed dilapidated building facades into works of art.

Atarazanas
On entering Atarazanas you are instantly greeted by stained-glass windows and a grand Moorish façade, that looks more suited to a historical cultural centre, than a Spanish supermarket. The delightful surprises continue as you enter the market, where you are met with aromas of fresh seafood and tasty tapas. The market is enjoyed by many locals and visitors to area as it allows you to appreciate the beauty of the past, whilst enjoying culinary delights from the present.

Carmen
If you are someone looking for a bit more hustle and bustle, then the Mercado el Carmen is the place for you. The exterior may leave a little to be desired, but inside you will find a hive of bargaining and bartering. The stalls are piled high with local fruit, vegetables, fish and meat. This market has retained it local ambience and gives you a glimpse of the real Malaga before it became a major tourism hub.

Want to explore a bit more? Take a look at our list of markets throughout the Malaga province…

Monday Markets
Location: Marbella, Recinto Ferial, Las Albarizas
Time: Morning (9am until 2pm)
Wares: Large Street Market

Tuesday Markets
Location: Fuengirola, Recinto Ferial
Time: Morning (10am-3pm)
Wares: Street Market

Wednesday Markets
Location: Estepona, Avd. Juan Carlos
Time: Morning (9am until 2pm)
Wares: Large Street Market

Location: Mijas Costa, La Cala
Time: Morning (9am until 2pm)
Wares: Large Street Market

Thursday Markets
Location: Torremolinos, Next to Mercado Municipal “El Calvario”
Time: Morning (10am – 2pm)
Wares: Large Street Market

Friday Markets
Location: Arroyo de la Miel, next to Tivoli
Time: Afternoon (12noon – 9pm)
Wares: Fresh local produce

Location: Benalmadena Pueblo, Plaza del Aguacil
Time: Morning (9am – 1pm)
Wares: General market

Saturday Markets
Location: Mijas Costa, La Cala exit A7
Time: Morning (9am – 2pm)
Wares: Large Street Market

Location: Fuengirola, Recinto Ferial
Time: Morning (10am – 3pm)
Wares: Large Street Market

Sunday Markets
Location: Arroyo de la Miel, next to Tivoli
Time: Afternoon (12noon – 9pm)
Wares: Fresh local produce

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