Malaga is the perfect place to go shopping, fleeing official routes and finding unique products. Only in craftsmanship is there a wide range of ceramics, jugs, pots and dishes, along with products made from glass, wood or esparto. Of special recognition are the work of forging, ideal to give or decorate your home.
Those who are passionate about antiques and collecting have an inescapable date in the traveling markets of the Costa del Sol. In these outdoor rakes, which are installed on weekends, you can get real wonders at reasonable prices.
Wine in primeur
For lovers of oenology, a must see are the cellars of Ronda. Some give the possibility of buying wine in primeur, when the harvest is still in barrel and has not been released. An invitation to know the flavor of the vintage before anyone else.
Take advantage of your stay in Ronda to pass one of the most traditional confectionery in the City of Tajo, in the Plaza del Socorro, and take a box of Yemas del Tajo. The taste of these typical cakes is only comparable to the confectionery of Antequera, made by the cloistered nuns.
The sweet wine and the olive oil are two other pillars of the gastronomy of the province. In the Montes de Málaga and the region of the Axarquía, you can buy these products while you stroll through towns of Moorish reminiscences. Through vineyards and white cortijos you will reach El Borge, Moclinejo and Cómpeta, where the best raisins await you.
Another alternative is to go to the ecological markets that are organized in the Guadalhorce Valley. Here you will find food of maximum quality and freshness, with transportation of kilometer zero. And all this, with street animation. Cártama, moreover, awaits you with its succulent sausages, among which the famous salchichón of Malaga stands out.
The Atarazanas Market, in the capital of the Costa del Sol, is another stop along the route for the singular purchases of Malaga. Among their positions, run by merchants who proclaim their merchandise, you will find all kinds of food and delicatessen.
Inside the market there is a small bar where you can enjoy standing for a snack. A rich tapa made with earth products and a lively conversation with the nice shopkeepers. An autochthonous experience.