Marketing 101

A 14th Century Moorish gate serves as the main entrance into Malaga’s Atarazanas market. I remember when the market used to be a lot different–rundown, a little dirty, and decidedly nose-unfriendly in places. In 2008, the market underwent a renovation that would take two years. Some Malagueños were a little nervous about how it would turn out. There was a trend around that time to change mercados from a place to buy food to a place to go for tapas. Malagueños wanted a real market, not a Disney version built for tourists.

Happily, the Mercado de Atarazanas was saved from that fate. It’s now clean, with modern stalls, a lot brighter (thanks to a transparent roof) and most important, it’s still a real market, the heartbeat of downtown Malaga.

Click on an image to expand it. Photos ©Mike Randolph

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2 Responses to Marketing 101

  1. Mouchacha September 26, 2012 at 10:52 #

    Oh those food shots look soooooo delicious!

  2. Mike Randolph September 26, 2012 at 11:11 #

    Thanks Mouchacha. And the prices are a lot lower than they are here in Madrid. Awesome market.

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