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Plaza Mayor Malaga: the biggest shopping center of Costa del Sol

Plaza Mayor is one of the essential spots in Malaga that you should visit if you are looking for the best clothing brands in the area. This shopping center, which was opened in 1993, is an open and spacious mall where you can find an infinite variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and entertainment options (cinema, bowling alley…)

Plaza Mayor was extended in 2021, opening a luxury outlet area that has a great number of the best clothing brands worldwide with excellent discounts. 

It’s very accessible by car thanks to its proximity to the  A-1 highway, but also by train from Malaga center, Torremolinos or Fuengirola. 

In the information below, you will find all the most important details about Plaza Mayor such as schedule, location, shops and restaurant, cinema, and more!

Malaga Plaza Mayor shopping mall

How to get to Plaza Mayor?

As we said, you can easily get to this shopping center both by car or public transport. It’s located in Malaga outskirts, right next to Ikea Malaga and Guadalmar industrial area. 

If you are interested in getting there, you can do it by:

🚗 CAR

If you’re coming from Malaga, the easiest way is through A-1 highway, and through MA-21 if you come from Marbella or Cádiz. 


It’s very easy to park as it has more that 4000 parking spots, totally free!

🚌 BUS

There are three buses that you can take to arrive at this destination: 

  • Line 10: Málaga – Churriana
  • Line M-136: Cártama-Alhaurín de la Torre
  • Line M-123: Churriana-Torremolinos-Benalmádena. 

Individual ticket: 1,40€

🚡 TRAIN

This is my favorite way of transportation for arriving at Plaza Mayor. If you are staying in Malaga center or near Maria Zambrano Station, this is the easiest way to arrive at the shopping center. There are trains every 20 minutes and you’ll be there in just 15 minutes (Line C1)!

Individual ticket: 1,80€

Plaza Mayor Opening Hours

Shopping CenterMonday – Sunday, from 10:00 to 01:00
Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 to 02:00
ShopsMonday – Saturday, from 10:00 to 22:00
Sunday – Closed
SupermarketMonday – Saturday, from 10:00 to 22:00
RestaurantsMonday – Sunday from 12:00 to 00:00
Café / Ice Cream ParlourMonday – Sunday, from 10:00 to 00:00
Gas StationMonday – Sunday, from 07:00 to 23:00

SHOPS FOR EVERY LIKING

I didn’t lie to you when I said in this article title that Plaza Mayor is the biggest shopping area of Malaga. There are more than 300 shops including the luxury shopping area that was open last year. This open shopping center is distributed as a real village, with beautiful streets with a mediterranean style. 

You will find the most famous shopping brands such as Zara, H&M, Mango, Nike, Adidas, Calzedonia…

Also, it counts with a supermarket and shop of other types as: 

  • Animals, plants and flowers
  • Appliances and Electronics
  • Health Care and Beauty
  • Home items and decoration
  • Hypermarket
  • Jewelleries and Watches
  • Optic
  • Perfumery and Cosmetics
  • Tech shop
  • Toys and Gifts
  • Gas Station

You can check all the shops in this link.

Plaza Mayor Outlet

luxury shopping center malaga

In 2020 the international brand McArthur Glen opened the new luxury area of Playa Mayor to continue shaping the concept of destination shopping for their local communities and their international visitors.

You can find brands like Polo Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Sandro Paris, Armani or Gant with discounts up to 70%. 

You can check all the shops here.

Restaurants and cafes

Plaza Mayor is also famous for its wide range of restaurants and cafés. No matter what type of cuisine you would like to have, you will find a restaurant for it. There are from traditional restaurants such as Candela Gastro Bar or Casa Carmen, to Fast Food restaurants like Burger King or Domino’s Pizza.

Plaza Mayor: an open space for entertaining all family

Plaza Mayor is not only a great place to shop due to the great supply of brands that it offers, but for spending a great time with your family or friends.

This open space is, without a doubt, a great place to spend a free day in one of his entertainment areas, such as the cinema, pubs or restaurants.

Plaza Mayor Cinema: VO Films

Yelmo Cine has 20 cinema rooms and capacity for 5000 people. It has VO films everyday and the best premieres of the moment. 

You can see the showtimes here.


To finish, if you are visiting Malaga, I would like to recommend you to visit Plaza Mayor as well, and to enjoy the great atmosphere there, as well as you try some of its restaurants in one of the plenty outside terraces you will find! 

Also, if you are looking for other shopping center near Malaga, you can check all the options here.

If you have any questions about Playa Mayor, you can leave a comment right below and I’ll be more than happy to answer you! 

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