Mercado Central Atarazanas, Malaga
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Pick up fresh ingredients alongside locals at Mercado Central Atarazanas. Find this traditional market inside a 19th-century building built on the site of the ancient Moorish Atarazanas, or boatyard. Admire ornate stained-glass pieces depicting local history and monuments, as well as the original Moorish gate to the city incorporated into the building. Under the stately ironwork and glass roof, browse the stalls for local produce, artisan cheeses, meats, and of course fresh Mediterrean seafood. Be sure to arrive before 1 pm, when the merchants begin packing up for the day. Make Mercado Central Atarazanas part of your personalized Malaga itinerary using our Malaga itinerary builder.
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  • I agree in saying that markets in Madrid and Barcelona are one thing, but seeing it only as a place for grocery shopping is really nice for assortment and quality of the products, then prices are great. We stopped for a snack I'd say nothing particular Ah the mercado San Miguel ... ... ..!!
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  • I came by chance. I found a site of seafood in the market to eat a perfect dry white wine. I don't remember the name. Also had the luck of knowing to a couple of people ideal in conversation and try. The seafood perfectly at its point. To repeat. If anyone knows the name I'd love you to tell me. It is the first time that I visit Malaga.
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  • Is the central market of Malaga, as the municipal market of São Paulo ... perfect place to buy fruit and eat seafood skewers.
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  • Covered market. You can find a lot of food! Have drinks and tapas! Market's people very kind and helpful
  • . Great visit for a tourist, even better if you are living here! The average tourist staying in a hotel will love wandering around here, snapping photos of the stalls heaving with fresh produce. You’ll enjoy the bustle, the calling out, the sights, the smells, the colours. But if you are self-catering, forget the supermarket chains and come here for the best food of your life! Ataranzas central market is where you want to be. Just north of and parallel with the Alameda Central, in the shopping district of Calle Ataranzas, is this very attractive 19th-century iron-clad building with at one end the original Moorish gate, dating back to the 15th century. Or possibly the 14th! You will probably notice first of all the magnificent stained glass window, recently restored, showing various events from the city’s past. The name Ataranzas – shipyard – harks back to when the sea came further inland than nowadays, and this was under the Moorish rulers a major ship-building site. As well as a shipyard, the building has also been a school and a convent, but is now one of the great food markets of Spain. Vegetables. Fruit. Spices. Meat. Fish - oh the fish of Ataranzas! You will love to walk around inside and see the wonderful food that later on will be on your table, in your apartment or in a restaurant, because the hotels and restaurants shop here too. A lively, bustling place full of the sights and smells of Southern Spain. The market is closed on Sundays, but open Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 2 pm. .
  • Great tapas and service. They squeezed us (3 adults + baby with large pram) into a table and served us quickly. Lots of selection at the market.
  • Good choice of fresh food. Many cafes around. Good as tourists attraction.
  • Old and big market in Malaga, recently refurbished, working times are very tight so it does not cater well to tourists, it is not a boqueria but just a normal market with few gastronomical stands