Malaga in a hurry – So you’ve time for only one Market…

Well that’s an easy one – forget about the tourist haunts and head to Malaga’s Central Market.   The Mercado Central de Atarazanas occupies a site that has been in use since the 14th century.   Starting out as an Arabic shipyard with water all the way to the entrance,  it later served as a convent,  military fort and hospital.   In the 1870’s,  it became a market.   The place was revamped – ironwork was inspired by Mercado de les Halles in Paris and fortunately the original 14th century archway was preserved.

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The market was again updated in 2008,  with the addition of a spectacular stained-glass window.

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Once inside,  you will savour all the sights,  sounds,  smells and colours of a vibrant market.   The 260 stalls are arranged into 3 areas – fruit / veg,  fish,  meats / deli – and are usually passed down from generation to generation.   The market is a great showcase for local seasonal produce.

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Its a great place for lunch after your browsing – the bars and restaurants serve everything from tapas to full plates.

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Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 8.00am – 2.00/ 3.00pm

NOTE – The seafood department – which is the most interesting – is closed on Mondays (there is no fishing on Sundays)

Other Markets:  I only came across one other  -it was on Sunday evening down at the Marina – lots of clothes and crafts.  Actually had a lot of nice stuff and people were buying.

 

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16 thoughts on “Malaga in a hurry – So you’ve time for only one Market…

  1. We love visiting local markets and seeing people get on with their day, it’s also a great introduction to different regional foods and beverages! Thanks for sharing, Malaga Market with its beautifully stained glass window certainly is an amazing place, both inside and out. Have a good day 😀 Aiva

    1. I love watching people shop in food markets and the interaction with the stallholders. Definitely more of a buzz than in my local Tesco and Lidl!!

    1. Glad you enjoyed it…Since getting home I’ve actually met quite a few people who visited Malaga at some stage and all have been very positive about it,

    1. Thank you for your support – No haven’t written about Scotland yet. Its been 5 /6 years since we were last there so definitely due a visit. On that occasion we flew to Prestwick, rented a car and did a loop via Fort William and Inverness. Would love to go back for some walking.

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