El Ingenio Shopping Centre
On the road just south of Velez-Malaga, on the way to Torre del Mar and the beach, is the shopping centre El Ingenio. When the boutique shops of the Velez old town aren’t calling to you, or when you need to shop for a variety of modern conveniences in one location, then El Ingenio is the place for you. In 2020 El Ingenio had a make-over, renovated, improved and is all shiny and new.
When Is El Ingenio Open?
Commercial Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm Monday to Saturday
Cinema Opening Hours: last showings at midnight
Christmas opening dates for 2023:
Friday 8 December
Sunday 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 December
Sunday 7 January
Which Shops Are in El Ingenio?
The shopping centre hosts everything you could need; a large Eroski supermarket, high street fashion shops, sport shops, pet shops, technology and white good stores, a gym and a cinema with all the latest Hollywood blockbusters.
Pull & Bear
Jack & Jones
Toy Shops & Childrenswear
El Reino Friki
The Phone House
Homewares, White Goods & Technology
Gym & Sports Shops
Key Cutting & Cobbler
Eating & Drinking in El Ingenio
As well as shopping there are restaurants and coffee shops. These mainly reside on the first floor, expect to see fast food outlets like Burger King, KFC and the Spanish chain 100 Montaditos (sandwiches). There are also casual dining restaurants like Muerde la Pasta (Italian with a children’s play area), La Bodeguita de Miguel (Spanish) and Pad Thai Wok.
There is free childcare on the first floor to occupy the children under supervision while you shop. The central hall is often used as an exhibition space, so you may even be able to take in a little culture with your retail therapy. Also on the first floor there’s an amusement area with arcade games and a trampoline park.
As part of the shopping complex there is a cinema (Cinesur), that has original language showings. Check out which films are showing in original language here.
Just outside the shopping centre there’s a children’s play area.
Parking is 24 hours a day and free.