Malaga not only captivates with its beautiful beaches and rich history, but also with its vibrant markets. They are the best place both to buy fresh, local produce and to enjoy a unique gastronomic experience. The Malaga markets stand out both for their variety and quality of food, so much so that the vast majority of Malaga’s best restaurants, such as steakhouses, seafood restaurants and Michellin Stars buy much of their produce from them.
In this article, we’ll take you on a tour of Malaga’s most important markets, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture, indulge in authentic flavours and discover the essence of this beautiful city.
1. ATARAZANAS MARKET
Our first destination is the emblematic Central Market of Atarazanas, located in the heart of Malaga. It is undoubtedly the most important market in Malaga, both for its size and its location. It was built on the site of an old Moorish shipyard, which dates back to the 14th century. With its impressive entrance arch and Moorish structure, it is a must-see.
In Atarazanas Market you will find a variety of fresh produce that will make your mouth water. From Mediterranean fish and seafood to quality meats, seasonal fruit and vegetables, artisan products and other exotic and gourmet stalls.
But it’s not just about shopping, you can also indulge in the local gastronomy at the food stalls offering delicacies such as espetos de sardinas, pescaíto frito (fried fish) and migas (fried breadcrumbs). It’s the perfect place to enjoy an authentic Malaga culinary experience.
Calle Atarazanas, 10 29005 Malaga
L-S: 09:00h – 14:00h
2. CARMEN MARKET
Carmen Market is another of the most traditional markets in Malaga, both for locals and for all visitors who want to discover the most classic places in the city.
It is ideally located, as it is close to the bus and train station, the centre of Malaga and the beach, making it the perfect place to stop here and then continue your route.
Carmen Market is known for offering a wide variety of local products. You will find all kinds of stalls, highlighting local products such as olive oil, wine, cheeses and sausages.
Like the Atarazanas Market, the stalls also have tables (both inside the market and on the terrace) to enjoy a good lunch and taste typical dishes of Malaga’s gastronomy. Here you can enjoy tapas, fried fish, fresh seafood, sardine skewers and other local delicacies.
Calle La Serna, 3 29002 Malaga
L-S: 08:00h – 14:30h
3. SALAMANCA MARKET
Located in the Molinillo neighbourhood in Malaga city, this is another of markets in Malaga most authentic.
The Muslim influence is still present in our city, with buildings that have continued to maintain their original structure, giving them that classic yet beautiful style, as is the case of this market.
The Salamanca Market stands out for its wide selection of fresh fish and seafood, as well as other local products. It is a paradise for food lovers. Here you will find high quality ingredients to prepare your own dishes.
In addition, some stalls offer authentic tapas and traditional dishes that will allow you to savour the true essence of Malaga.
.Calle San Bartolomé, 1 29013 Malaga
L-S: 08:00h – 15:00h
4. ATARAZANAS MARKET IN ESTEPONA
If you decide to take a break in our province make sure you stop at this market to immerse yourself in the culture and gastronomy of the land, which is located about 30 minutes from Marbella. It is located in the centre of Estepona very close to the promenade and the beach.
It stands out for its wide variety of first class local products. You will also find stalls offering fresh fish and seafood, seasonal fruit and vegetables, and all kinds of meats.
Fresh produce is the speciality of this market, and you can expect to find a selection of high quality ingredients for your meals.
As usual in these markets in Malaga, you can also sample tapas, fresh fish dishes prepared in the Mediterranean style, seafood and other traditional dishes. It’s an ideal place to sample authentic Estepona cuisine while enjoying the atmosphere of the market.
Calle Villa, 29680 Estepona (Malaga)
Temporarily closed for renovations
In this post we wanted to reflect the Malaga Markets most relevant, and something important that unites them all is that you can taste their products right there.
But it is important to note that there are many more food markets in our city, located in almost every neighbourhood, with high quality fresh produce that we highly recommend.
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