Torremolinos is a cosmopolitan, trendy city with everything you need to be in style. In town you will find well-known brands or authentic local stores, where you can buy everything you want to wear during your days on the Costa del Sol, an ideal dress, comfortable sandals or pretty necklaces as souvenirs. Everybody likes to buy something on holidays.
If you are into shopping, you will love the center of Torremolinos. Take a walk along San Miguel street and surrounding areas, where apart from large chains of clothing and accessories, we recommend you to pop into the local shops, for its special attention and to improve the local commerce. Do not forget to go to La Bodega, or Guerola to have a drink and a good tapa or fried fish.
Other shops are on Avenida Palma de Mallorca and on the renovated Costa del Sol square. Here you can take a rest on the new Boulevar and take a photo for your Instagram to be the envy of your friends.
There are also many traditional businesses going up to the area of El Calvario, shops that have been there for years and are part of the history of Torremolinos. There is a wide range of fashion, sports, accessories, jewelry or gifts in this area and other downtown streets such as Calle Cauce, Calle Casablanca, Plaza de Andalucía and Plaza de La Nogalera.
Take a pleasant walk along La Cuesta del Tajo, very close to San Miguel street , a very traditional street towards Bajondillo beach, where craft shops jumble with souvenir stalls and its´s impossible not to buying anything.
Stop right at the beginning of La Cuesta del Tajo, to admire the Pimentel Tower, one of the icons of Torremolinos. An old defense tower that gives the city its name, also known as the Tower of Mills. If you want to learn a little more , you may want to read part of its history. Don´t miss the opportunity to eat at any of the restaurants you will find on the way to the beach such as La Escalera or La Tierra Restaurant.
As in other places in the province of Malaga, Torremolinos also has a flea market, where you can feel as being part of the locals. Every Thursday, at 9o´clock in the morning, on the Fairgrounds next to the bullring La Plaza de Toros. Going to the market is an experience that we recommend to do on holidays, you will discover a weekly market with more than 200 stalls.
In Torremolinos you can buy clothes, shoes, bikinis, swimsuits, dresses, lingerie, crafts, decoration, but also fruit, vegetables and cakes. It is full of colours, inexpensive and also close to other places of interest of Torremolinos, such as Molino de Inca in the Botanical Garden or tourist attractions such as Aqualand Torremolinos or Crocodile Park Torremolinos.
If you want to see it, come any Thursday from 9 am to 2 pm.
If you love handicrafts and antiques, don´t miss our market, every Sunday morning on the fairgrounds of Torremolinos. This one is a bit smaller than the one on Thursdays, but much more specific. You can find about 100 stalls with antiques, crafts, ceramics, leather, vintage items, posters and movie posters, old books and vinyl records, and other second hand things. We invite you to have a close look at each stall, you will find fantastic cultural jewels that you can take home as a souvenir from Torremolinos.
A nice souvenir to take home can be a handmade item by craftsmen belonging to the “Athena” asociation in charge of the artisan market that is in our streets throughout the year.
China, candles, incense, silver items, soaps, ceramics, bamboo and wood crafts. All handmade, with dedication and love, that can be felt at each stall. , This market is located in different parts in town , such as La Carihuela and Palma de Mallorca avenue. To know where it´s on, we recommend to follow it on Facebook which days and times are shown.
While you are shopping, do not forget to enjoy our local culture, such as the murals on our streets, the sculptures throughout the city or the most photographed corners. Also getting lost in our alleys is a pleasure. After an afternoon of shopping, take a rest with a good dinner by the sea at our top Beach Bars on the promenade. In order to enjoy our local cuisine, try tapas and mix them with more international flavors. And to end the day, enjoy a cocktail at our beach clubs or roof tops, where you can see the best sunsets and spectacular views of the bay.