Tourism to a city does not have to be limited to its main tourist attractions, markets are one of those places where you can learn endless things about the rhythm and the more traditional customs of the city, and they are also one of the most interesting social meeting points. Next, we talk about the most interesting markets in Malaga.
Atarazanas Market is a municipal market in Malaga located in a beautiful building, designed by architect Joaquín de Rucoba. It is a place full of life, activity and deserves a view both for the quality of its products, as for the beauty of the building. The market is not only a fantastic place to taste the best delicatessen in Malaga, it is also a place where tourists and locals will eat good tapas. At the main entrance there are several bars where you can taste the freshest and most delicious products. If you want to try the most exotic and fresh fruits, you see to ‘Fruits and Vegetables: Ernesto’, a position that has already been active for more than three generations, but if you feel like something more salty, stop by ‘The Medina Brothers’, specialists in meats, legumes, sausages and homemade food.
El Carmen Market
The El Carmen market in Malaga is one of the most iconic markets in the city for its long tradition: for over 140 years, it has been a place to buy fresh fish, imported directly from its port. This market is located in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Malaga, in El Perchel, an area very well connected by public transport. The neighborhood was initially a marginal zone, and it was not until the nineteenth century when the upper classes began to enter attracted by their fairs and traditions. The market was already closely linked to the neighborhood, in fact, the name of the Perchel is determined by the fact that fishermen used hangers to dry the fish. A walk by the sea It is one of the first areas that extended outside the Spanish-Arab city walls, and it was growing gradually until it became a reference market with fish and shellfish of the day and of excellent quality. In addition, you can find vegetables, breads, spices and much more, to spice up your fish and make a recipe for sucking your fingers. The prices of this market are not high, and it is characterized by the proximity of its sellers and buyers. It is very frequented by locals who come regularly to buy fish. And the Merced market is an ideal meeting point where the smell and taste of the sea are the protagonists.