Calle Marqués de Larios (or Calle Larios for short) is one of the main commercial streets in Malaga, right in the heart of the historic centre. Here you'll find high street shops (Zara, COS, Mango, etc.), high-end brands, and souvenir vendors as well as tiny side streets filled with bustling cafes and tapas restaurants. Whether you're after some retail therapy or some simple people-watching, Calle Larios is the best place to be.
Calle Larios stretches between Plaza de la Constitución at the north end and Plaza de la Marina and the port at the south end. Take a stroll down this super shiny pedestrianised thoroughfare to sample a slice of daily life in Malaga. During the heat of the summer, a canopy up above the street provides much appreciated shade from the sun.
The marble-paved street is amazingly well maintained, with street cleaners keeping it shiny all year round. Expect to see a handful of street entertainers and musicians adding even more ambiance to this spectacular street.
Every December, the entire Calle Larios is illuminated with a huge Christmas light display that stays put for the whole holiday season. The mayor of Malaga turns the lights on every year in a grand ceremony featuring live music, drawing huge crowds from far and wide. Each year, the decorations are slightly different, forming a ceiling over the length of the road. If you're visiting Malaga in December, head to Calle Larios around sunset to see the incredible ten-minute daily light shows.
Throughout the Year
Calle Marques de Larios