Visiting a market is always a good idea to get to know the real daily life in a city, it's better if you find yourself in building as strange as Atarazanas. Don't miss (it is actually difficult to do)the marble door of the Nazari naval workshop which stood originally in place and gives its name to the market or the large rear window.
This market seems to be the "little brother" of the famous shipyards Market in Malaga, but has the same charm and exterior and interior, well worth a visit. The Salamanca Market or Windmill Market as it is popularly known (that's the name of the neighborhood where it is) was built between 1922 and 1925 and designed by architect Daniel Rubio Sánchez. The neo-Arab style consists of a single nave and the facades are identical on both sides, with a metal roof, and interior is decorated with tiles depicting poultry, fish and fruit. A very popular market for aesthetic reasons as well as daily business, it's a nice Arab souk.
This market, in addition to being a center point in the daily life of the townspeople, was built on the ruins of a christian castle (though it was surely Arabic before according to archaeological remains).
Inside you can see a beautiful garden, adorned with flowers and greenery. From there, you can see one of the towers.
The retail market in Velez Malaga, is in a nice place in the city, near the monuments, and on the same street you can also find some lovely mansions, some of them in bad condition, but still you can see its architecture, an example of civil architecture of the city of the 16th and 17th centuries. The visits to the markets of the cities, are interesting and we can see what products are the most exposed, and often coincides with the typical dishes of the region as well as the production of their gardens. One kiosk that caught my attention was that of "bones salted" strips of salted ribs, marrow bones and "stale ass", all from the pig, and used in Andalusia to "whitewash" and to flavor one of their star dishes .... "the pot" or "cooked Andalusian"
As we reached the Plaza de San Francisco to make a purchase in the Organic Market we also stepped into the old market of the city of Antequera, but as it was Saturday and a little later, most of the stalls were closing. The market is large, with more than 60 commercial stalls dedicated mostly to the sale of food (fruit, veggies, meat, fish). This market has an interesting history since the start of its construction works in the year 1882, there was a collapse of their structure, which delayed the project until more than 3 years later. The structure is in a central body with 4 ships rectangular corners. Brick and materials from the zone were used to build it.
Saturday March 29 :For the 1st time the organic market of Antequera was held. They will continue to install one Saturday a month in the Plaza de San Francisco, near the old market from 10 to 14 hours and has been made possible thanks to the collaboration between the Councillor of Agriculture, Lola Quintana, and agricultural organization COAG Malaga. Thus, the Antequera will access organic products, which have more quality because no fertilizer used in cultivation and also come directly from the 126 producers of these foods in the region to consumers. There will also be workshops and tastings of typical dishes and products made with organic ingredients completely.