Strolling through the markets of Malaga is a unique experience. Not only for the wide offer of products sold in their stalls, but also for the possibility of mingling with the crowd, browsing articles and having fun experiences. These are some of the proposals offered by the Costa del Sol.
Outdoor Shopping in Malaga
Every day, markets are set up in different corners of the capital of the Costa del Sol. However, a must visit is the Cortijo de Torres flea market, next to the Palace of Fairs and Congresses. There you will find every Sunday from food products, clothing and footwear to second hand items of the widest variety.
Another alternative to end the week shopping is to get closer to the Souk of Muelle Uno, a commercial and leisure space under the awnings of the promenade. Walking between its stalls, with the sea as a backdrop, is always as appealing as relaxing in the restaurants and bars of the area.
On the last Sunday of each month, the handicraft markets of Plaza Merced and Malagueta 4Market are held. The first one is based near the setting of Picasso's birthplace, while the second one is set up in the Malagueta area, both of which are essential for lovers of fashion and decoration.
If you are looking for discontinued albums, old comics or vintage toys, the Cultural Flea Market of La Termica is your place. It is held the first Friday of each month, starting at 7:00 pm, and includes interesting complementary activities, such as fashion shows and musical performances. Where? In the Cultural Centre La Termica.
You can also participate in pottery workshops, vegan food courses or yoga classes if you go through the market of the Arts District of Malaga: Made in Soho. Its stalls full of handicrafts, designs by local artists and retro style objects take the Calle Tomas Heredia the first Saturday of each month.
Shopping on the Costa del Sol
Marbella is known for its luxury boutiques, but also for its "baratillos", places where you can buy products of all kinds at a lower price. Among them is the artesian souk that is displayed on Sundays along the promenade of Puerto Banus. And that without forgetting the lively flea markets held at the fairgrounds of Las Albarizas and San Pedro de Alcantara on Mondays and Thursdays.
Even more crowded is the Tuesday market in Fuengirola, where losing yourself in its more than five hundred stands of food, flowers, clothes and accessories is a true adventure. Just like doing it through the street selling stalls in Estepona or Torremolinos on Wednesdays and Thursdays, respectively.
Ecological markets on the Costa del Sol
On the other hand, seven cities on the Costa del Sol host open-air ecological markets on weekends, where the protagonists are the healthy products of the Guadalhorce Valley, a natural vegetable garden in the province of Malaga. You will find them in Marbella (in the pine forest of Elviria on the first Saturday of the month and the third in Nueva Andalucia), the Parque de los Naranjos in Cartama and in the Plaza de la Constitucion in Rincon de la Victoria (first Sunday of the month) Malaga (on the Paseo de Rending the second Saturday of the month and the fourth in Huelin Park), Mijas (second and last Sunday of the month) in the Parque de Andalucia de las Lagunas and the Cala de Mijas and next to the Parque de la Paloma in Benalmadena (third Sunday of the month). Surely you will not leave empty-handed.