Walk down the streets and discover all the specialty shops Malaga has for Spanish language students
Looking for special and unique products? Products you have never seen before or just different than usual? You will find a lot of these specialty shops in Malaga, having a lot of special products and unique gifts. When you visit Malaga as a foreign student for the first time, it might be hard to find original shops directly, since they are not all positioned on the main street. Therefore, OnSpain School, language school in Malaga, will help you finding these shops and has some useful tips for you!
Enjoy with our top 10 best shops for foreign students in Málaga:
- Patatas Fritas Paco Jose
One of the most well known shops in Malaga is Patatas Fritas Paco Jose. This family company with a long history of more than 40 years serves their products, mainly chips, with excellent quality. Fun fact, products come from the oldest factory in Malaga. Main shop is located in Calle Moreno Carbonero and you find a smaller one in Calle Calderería. Before you enter this specialty shop, you already discover a big box filled with chips and after that you face the colourful shaves. Besides chips, you will be amazed by a variety of nuts, sweets, olives and other appetizers, all consisting of good taste and quality. Moreover, you can enjoy these chips in restaurants and bars as well.
- The Smile Bank
This specialty shop in the Calle San Juan consists of a young and enthusiastic team. The idea behind The Smile Bank is to sell all sorts of funny unique presents and original gifts that foreigners can take back to their home country. Think of bags, mugs and t-shirts, all with a little sense of humour. This is the perfect student shop in Malaga and you will leave the shop with a smile!
Are you a cooking enthusiast? For all those chefs, olive shop Extravirgen is located in Calle Granada, a great begin of starting your shopping in Malaga. Here you will find a variety of all kind of olive oils. These are all region products of great quality, for example Finca la Torre. All the bottles have one thing in common; they have a beautiful shape and design, a unique present. Besides, this specialty shop has also good region wines, from a muscatel to a Pedro Ximenez (Spanish white wine). Moreover, Extravirgen sells products under the name Gourmet, which stands for delicatessen and high quality. Think of pate, olives, marmalade and chocolate. All these products are related to the haute cuisine and have an excellent taste. You can also have a look at their website and buy online if you prefer. ) At Extravirgen, you will find original gifts for your partner, friend or family. And don’t forget to buy one yourself!
- Martín Sáenz
Do you like leather? When you are shopping in Malaga, you should visit this shop located at Marqués de Larios. Martín Sáenz offers a wide range of (hand) bags, briefcases and accessories. In case of bad weather, you can also get an umbrella here.
- Golden Tips
Would you like to serve tea or coffee in a unique way? Visit Golden Tips! You will find this specialty shop in the Calle Especería. These products are more than just tea, coffee or chocolate. An enthusiastic team would like to enjoy you the best tea and excellent quality will make this the most delicious specialty.
Moreover, Golden Tips offers a selection of specialty coffees, with only the highest Arabica quality. The luxury at your fingertips! Perfect to share with your friends and family or take home as a souvenir, absolutely an original and unique gift. In addition, they also sell many tea or coffee mugs with different prints. Too busy shopping other shops in Malaga? Have a look at their website and order online!
- Libería Luces
Do you like relaxing at the beach with a good book? One of the student shops in Malaga is the local bookshop Libería Luces on the Alameda Principal. They have a wide range consisting of more than 6,000 books, from (non) fiction to cookbooks, books for children and informative books. Something for everyone! A good Spanish practice for all foreign students! But no worries, they also have English books.
- Mercado Central de Atarazanas
This indoor market is absolutely one of the sightseeing’s of Malaga. The market built in 1879 is located in the historic centre, Calle Atarazanas. 19th century industrial design is here combined with 14th century Moorish architecture.
The market with stained glass window exists of three different halls, each consisting of fresh fish, meat and fruit and vegetables. You can also find cheese, nuts and herbs here. A perfect stop during shopping in Malaga. If you like all the vegetables and fish, you can also read our blog about the typical Malaga food!
- Casa del Cardenal
Are you interested in antiques? Have a look at the Casa del Cardenal. This is one of the most original shops in Malaga and is located in a beautiful house in the Calle Andrés Pérez. Here you find everything to do with antiques, from furniture to antique silver, paintings and clocks. If you are looking for unique and original gifts, you are at the right spot then!
This shop is great to visit if you are a fan of flamenco. The specialty shop offers a wide range of flamenco fans. In the shop window you can see a lot of fans in different colours and with the most beautiful prints. The shop is located in Calle Nueva. Perfect to use when the sun is shining, as unique presents or as a souvenir to take home! If you are interested in the flamenco dance, click on this link to read more about it.
- El Templo del Vino
For all the wine lovers, visit El Templo del Vino! This shop located in the centre of Malaga, Calle Sebastián Souvirón, is characterized by being a specialty shop of high quality selection of wines. They have a variety of original wines from all over Spain. Besides, they organize wine tastings.
After reading this blog, we hope our tips were useful and you as a foreign student have an impression now about the specialty shops in Malaga. Of course there are many more student shops to visit. You can also read our blog about “Shopping in Malaga” for example. When you go shopping in Malaga, keep in mind that the smaller shops still have a siesta and will be therefore closed in the afternoon.
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