Malaga is a great city to shop in. You will find just about everything, from your staple clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, gift articles, etc., to the most sublime in crafted products, antiques and works of art.
Behind the shop windows that look out onto the street, the range is endless: designers’ shops with top brand name displays that are sometimes almost contemporary works of art and demonstrate that window dressing also has its trends, to Baroque settings full of a variety of the most traditional articles and objects. In fact, the shop windows alone constitute an attraction.
In our city you can visit some of its 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, as well as the fact that there are usually a good range of other interesting establishments nearby.
Another shopping option is to be found in the Historical Quarter. Parking is not a problem: there are municipal car parks as well as street parking areas, and 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 monumental and museum attractions. The whole area forms a semi-circle that extends out from its central axis at Calle Larios to the banks of the River Guadalmedina and to calles Carretería, Álamos and Alcazabilla.
Edificios Múltiples de Edificios Municipales.
Paseo Marítimo Antonio Machado, 12, planta baja. 29002 Málaga.
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When you make a purchase over €90.15 in shops showing the Tax Free logo and you are resident outside the European Union, you have the right to a VAT refund, within a deadline of three months following the date of purchase. The request can be made as follows:
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 request 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, or 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, use the prepaid envelope.
Malaga Airport has a Quick-Change refund office in the international departures terminal.