Málaga. A city for shopping.
Málaga is a great city for shopping. You will find just about everything from the mundane (clothes, shoes, bags, accessories and gift articles) to the most sublime (crafted products, antiques and works of art).
In our city, you can visit shopping centres and department stores where you will find a very comprehensive and wide variety of products. They are true leisure centres with their easy parking and the large number of establishments concentrated in one place. There is always a good selection of other interesting establishments nearby.
Another option for shopping is the Historical Quarter. Parking is also easy: you can park in one of the council's car parks or in the areas where parking is permitted. You will be able to combine your shopping trip with a visit to this historical area with its many pedestrian thoroughfares, making your shopping tour all the more enjoyable. It is the city’s largest commercial area with over a thousand establishments that will vie for your attention with the incomparable monuments and museums. The whole area forms a semicircle that extends out from its central axis at Calle Larios to the banks of the River Guadalmedina and to Calles Carretería, Álamos and Alcazabilla.
Municipal Consumer Information Office
If you want to make a complaint, please contact the Municipal Consumer Information Office (OMIC). This agency receives and handles the complaint forms provided by the Government of Andalusia and those from the City Council of Málaga, in order to resolve conflicts between businesses and consumers.
Edificios Múltiples de Edificios Municipales.
Paseo Marítimo Antonio Machado, 12, ground floor. 29002 Málaga.
Tel: +34 951 92 79 23/+34 951 92 60 57
VAT refunds. Tax free
When you make a purchase of over €90.15 in shops showing the Tax Free logo and you are a resident from a country or nation outside the European Union, you have the right to a VAT refund within three months following the date of purchase. Request a tax refund as follows:
In the shop
Ask the shop assistant to give you the shop’s Tax-Free refund voucher or the invoice for tax refund together with a prepaid envelope to apply for the VAT refund.
When leaving the country or the European Union, present your purchases, together with the receipts, your passport and your travel document to the Customs Officer to have your Tax Free vouchers stamped. This should always be done before checking in your luggage. The Customs Officers are well informed on the VAT tax refund system.
You can cash your vouchers at the nearest Spain Refund office, request a transfer to your credit card account or bank account, or have a cheque sent to the address of your choice. To do this, please use the prepaid envelope. Málaga Airport has a Quick-Change refund office in the international departures' terminal.