Malagueños, as the residents of Malaga are known, love their food – fish in particular. It’s no wonder, then, that the city is home to some superb food markets, selling everything from the Costa del Sol’s freshest fish and seafood to some of Andalusia’s finest organic produce. And as is fitting for a city that always seems to be socialising, these markets are also great places to grab a cold beer and some tasty tapas.
Produce sells fast at Malaga’s premier local food market, so for the freshest goods, it’s better to arrive early in the morning. Though relatively small and situated away from the city centre towards Malaga’s enormous ‘La Rosaleda’ football stadium, Salamanca doesn’t stint on architectural grandeur, with a beautiful Moorish-style entrance that gives that of Atarazanas a run for its money. Its offering is every bit as good as the more famous markets in the city centre, with the freshest fish, meat, fruit and vegetables colourfully displayed in stalls run by some of Malaga’s noisiest and most persuasive vendors. This happily chaotic market is well worth the 10- or 15-minute walk from Malaga’s historic centre, which will take you through some of the city’s most characterful residential neighbourhoods.
Mercado de Salamanca, 2 Calle Tirso de Molina, Malaga, Spain
About seven years ago, a group of farmers and fans of organic produce formed the ‘Guadalhorce Ecologico Cooperativa’, a collective that promotes the produce of Malaga’s fecund Guadalhorce Valley. Every month, this dynamic initiative – which also runs an online store offering everything from organic chocolate to pasta – tours Malaga province with what has become one of the best farmers markets for miles around. It comes to Malaga every second and fourth Saturday of the month, sets up on Calle Cervantes by the city’s historic bullring and sells some the freshest and most eco-friendly produce in Andalusia from colourful, open-air stalls.
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