The gateway to the Costa del Sol has added to its charms as a destination in its own right with the opening of a gourmet food market
The much talked-about makeover of Málaga as a destination in its own right isn’t limited to its newly opened art galleries. The ambitions of the city that has long served as the gateway to the Costa del Sol have taken a gastronomic turn, with a developing food scene. The latest addition is a gourmet food market in the style of Madrid’s Mercado de San Miguel and Barcelona’s emblematic Boqueria.
The Mercado Merced is in the heart of Málaga, a few steps from the birthplace of the city’s most famous son – Pablo Picasso. After six months of renovations, the new market was unveiled last month with 22 stalls, showcasing both stalwarts and newcomers to Spanish cuisine – a mix of innovators and traditional producers.