Nowadays, with the increasing demand for local culture reflected in the new ways of presenting food and lifestyle, we can find new Gourmet shops, or natural food stores in our city and they are specialized in local an imported products which are an attractive option for the lovers of the traditional cooking. Today we bring to you two special markets in Malaga : Mercado de Atarazanas (Shipyard Market Hall) and Mercado de la Merced (next to “ La Merced Square”)
Both of them have been refurbished and they offer to its visitors, local and fresh products.

Mercado de Atarazanas (Shipyard Market Hall) has a nasrid style and it’s located very close to “ La Alameda” (Main Avenue). The building , refurbished in 2010, is harmoniously integrated with the style of the city and offers characteristic features such as the Nasri entrance (south side), and a big stained glass with maritime and local motifs (north side)


The regular visitors of this market get there daily vegetables, meat, fruits, fish or bulk goods at reasonable prices. If you want to make a traditional or sophisticated dish, for sure, you will find in this market all the ingredients. Take advice of the specialized sellers, they will give you the best tips. Some stands offer elaborated meals and there are stand-bars where have a bite to eat and the opportunity to taste the local products. In short, it’s a market that can satisfy even the most demanding consumers with products of the region, Halal or organic products, among other things.

Market “ de la Merced” recently refurbished has become a must visit place for cooking lovers and for who want to discover the everyday life of a city that wants to show modernity in every activity.

mercado_merced_-5This market wants to be distinguished from the rest and aims to transform our view of a traditional market. How to do it? Integrating 3 different areas, all-in-one: Market hall, a gastronomical area and a cultural space that works as exhibition centre.

22For whatever the reason, if you decide to visit Málaga, don’t forget to include these markets to your travel diary and enjoy the colours and tastes which are reflecting the identity of Málaga.


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