Plaza Mayor was already enormous, but now thanks to the addition of the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, even the most serious shopaholic couldn’t ask for more.
This out-of-town shopping and leisure complex is the biggest in Malaga city and is close to both the airport and Guadalmar.
It’s a mostly outdoor shopping area, organised around a series of small plazas, creating the impression that it’s a small town of its own.
Over 100 national and international brands
It offers thousands of visitors every year an enormous selection of both national and international stores. Plaza Mayor has around 80 shops, while the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet boasts more than 100 designer brands.
Restaurants and English-language cinema
Between the two, there are more than 50 restaurants, serving traditional and international cuisine.
There’s also a multiscreen cinema, Cine Yelmo Plaza Mayor, which shows many films in English (versión original).
Getting to Plaza Mayor from Malaga
There is ample parking at Plaza Mayor, but it’s probably best to arrive by Cercanías train if possible (15 minutes from the city centre) to avoid tailbacks at busy times.
Daryl is the co-founder of Malaga Guru. He is a copywriter, editor and translator who moved to Malaga a decade ago having first fallen in love with the city on his Erasmus year. After working for many years at local expat newspaper SUR in English, Daryl gained expert knowledge in life from the perspective of foreign residents and decided to co-found this site in 2016.