No visit to Malaga is complete with a visit to Malaga's Atarazanas market, locally known as "Mercado central".
It is a pleasure to walk around the buzzling market in the morning, watching the fresh fish being cleaned by the stallholders, checking the locally sourced honey or the huge displays of fresh vegetables and olives.
The market is an amazing piece of architecture, the forged iron works and the stained glass windows open up to a world of fresh food and small tapa bars.
The market is a blaze of colours, smells and the sound of the many sellers and buyers is inviting.
The foodstall in the picture below is the Belman brothers fish stall. It is a pleasure to watch Manuel Belman clean the freshly caught fish. All the fish has been caught on the day and there is a huge variety like bream (Doradas) , seabass (Lubinas) and monkfish (Rapes)
For fresh vegetables, head to Frutas Y Verduras Ernesto. Specialized in mushrooms, they supply many of the local restaurants . But they also have a wide variety of fruit and vegetables.
In need of cheese, olives or bread, all can be bought from the many stalls.