There is a lot of Moorish influences in the older buildings in Andalucia, and Mercado de Atarazanas, the central market in Málaga is definitely one testament to the Muslim architecture.
We have been to Mercado de Atarazanas during our previous trip to Málaga as well, but didn’t quite remember how fabulous the place actually is.
Views From the Mercado de Atarazanas (C) Two Queens Travel Blog 2019
What makes Mercado de Atarazanas a great place for us is the fact that, unlike in many other places we have visited, the Atarazanas market isn’t actually that much more expensive than the supermarkets! And with some vegetables Atarazanas was actually cheaper! And what is a definitive added bonus to the prices is the atmosphere inside (and outside). There seems to be a constant hustle and bustle of the local people as well as tourists going around, and the sales people trying to make sure that everyone knows that their wares are the best ones.
If you are in the middle of Málaga and wonder what to eat, go to Atarazanas. There are some really good eateries inside, and they also offer (packed) seating outside, so our suggestion is to stand by the counter and eat there. Of course this has other issues, like looking at all the dishes going out and simply having to order some more, and then some.
The foods are tapas like, and the prices are not, surprisingly, sky high.
With out two experiences of Mercado de Atarazanas, we still do feel that this is a must see place every time you are in Málaga.