Once a city full of family-run stores located on the south coast Spain (also known as Costa de Sol), Malaga has now become one of the most representative cities of its country, with more than half a million citizens among which the all-time famous Pablo Picasso and Antonio Banderas can be found.
And the shopping experience in Malaga has also improved dramatically over the years, with the appearance of shopping malls and big brand name outlets that were only present on the most cosmopolitan cities before. But what gives Malaga its true spirit is that it still preserves its neighborhood stores, which blend seamlessly with the more modern ones providing visitors with a very comfortable and home-like atmosphere.
That said, here are some of the most representative shopping centers and stores that can be found in Malaga.
Address: Explanada De La Estación, 1
This shopping center is curiously located in a transportation hub that is close to both the city Bus Terminal and the Renfe Station. It sports several top brand-name shops and some of the best movie theaters in the city. This shopping center also has its own parking spots, as well as sporting a wide array of restaurants that offer many types of dishes.
Plaza Mayor Shopping Center
Address: Calle Alfonso Ponce De León, by the A7 motorway, Guadalmar exit (Parador del Golf)
One of the main characteristics of this mall is that it is located outdoors, providing a much more casual and refreshing shopping experience to its visitors. The shopping center also sports several brand name shops and many restaurants, but its main attractive are the 20 top-quality screens available at the Yelmo Movie Theaters.
Larios Centro Shopping Mall
Address: Avenida Aurora, 25
This shopping center is located right in the center of the Malaga and sports the usual fare of brand name shops and restaurants that are all conveniently located in a single place. The mall also sports a big Eroski shop, which makes it very attractive for the locals.
Address: Sancha de Lara, 6
This store specializes in offering the latest trends in fashion for both men and women. It boasts some of the best brands in the industry and is the referent for all other clothing shops in Malaga. Shopping at Vogue can be quite expensive, but the prices are in line with similar brand shops in the city.
La Mallorquina Delicatessen Store
Address: Calle Sagasta, 1
La Mallorquina is a food store that sells treated foods like ham and cheese, all of the finest quality to be found in Malaga. It also sells wine, olives and many others delicacies and is an ideal place for any tourist to enjoy the true local shopping experience.