Marbella Shopping and Districts
(Marbella, Costa del Sol, Spain)
Marbella offers excellent opportunities for shopping, together with a number of large shopping districts and specialist shops, both in and around central Marbella. Hypermarkets and big supermarkets are also available in Marbella, together with local arts and crafts stores, fashion boutiques, gift shops and glitzy shopping malls.
One of the best ways to shop in the centre of Marbella is to simply walk around the streets, with all notable clusters of shops being easy to find, together with cafés and restaurants.
Marbella's main thoroughfare, the Avenida Ricardo Soriano, is a major shopping district and home to some of the area's best shops and top fashion boutiques, seeming to stretch for miles.
For more traditional shopping and local stores, head to the Old Town area of Marbella, where you will find a good selection of art galleries, handicraft stores and ideas for gifts. The Puerto Banús area of Marbella is also known for its arts and crafts, with a number of top galleries on offer. Those looking to experience the fun and character of a local flea market should visit Marbella's Nueva Andalucia market, which takes place every Saturday morning and offers an array of genuine bargains, leather goods, antiques, bric-a-brac and souvenirs.
Further shopping centres and department stores can be found in the nearby resort of Malaga
, which lies just 36 miles / 58 km from Marbella and can be reached in less than 40 minutes by car.
Shops in Marbella generally open between 09:00 to 10:00, closing at 20:00 or even later, Monday to Friday, although hours are reduced on Saturdays. Many of Marbella's stores choose to take a long lunch break for as much as three or four hours, during the afternoon siesta period, although some larger shops remain open throughout the day. The majority of shops and shopping centres in Marbella remain closed on Sundays, although some do open for limited hours, particularly in central Marbella.
Shops and Shopping Centres
Centro Comercial La Canada
Address: Carretera de Ojén, Marbella, 29600, Costa del Sol, Spain
Tel: +34 95 278 6500
Situated in central Marbella, the Centro Comercial La Canada is a popular modern shopping centre, containing around 30 fashion boutiques selling a mixture of clothes and designer accessories. Other shopping highlights here include many specialist stores, eateries and a large, inexpensive supermarket.
Centro Commercial Benabola
Address: 8, Puerto Banús, Marbella, Costa del Sol, Spain
Tel: +34 95 281 0296
Known for its designer stores and fashion boutiques, this shopping centre is the place to head is you are looking for new clothes, with plenty of accessories by famous designers, including Versace.
Centro Comercial Marina Banús
Address: Avenida Ramón Areces, Marbella, 29600, Costa del Sol, Spain
Tel: +34 95 286 7900
A notable and stylish shopping mall in Marbella, the Centro Comercial Marina Banús offers the perfect fashion shopping experience, housing an array of boutiques and designer outlets.
Address: Calle Castillo de Utrera 2-B, Seville, 41013, Costa del Sol, Spain
Tel: +34 95 422 7749
With three floors, a selection of shops and businesses, restaurants, and a two-storey car park, Sotomarket is a major shopping centre, just a short journey from Marbella. Within a few miles you will also find eight nearby golf courses - including one of the best in Europe, a yacht port and many thousands of villas.
El Corte Inglés
Address: Centro Comercial Costa, Puerto Banús, Marbella, Costa del Sol, Spain
Tel: +34 95 290 9998
An iconic department store with many branches across Spain, El Corte Inglés is a major shopping highlight in Marbella, with a number of floors and goods ranging from high-street fashion and perfumes, to furniture and homewares, together with a popular supermarket.