Latest news is that Marks & Spencer maybe opening a store not far away in Torrievieja. This is extremely good news for everybody who lives and works in the area and great news for holiday renters who may be feeling home sick!!!! .
Iceland is one English brand that already has store here in Murcia, Costa Calida and Torrievieja one is situated at San Javier on the N332 road between San Javier and San Pedro del Piñata. Opening hours are from 9am until 8pm usually it is 7 days a week but can close Sundays at short notice. Winter time open 6 days a week. The other Iceland store is at P.I. Casa Grande – Avda. Cortes Valencianas, at Torrievieja. And the new store at Benidorm has just opened as of January 2011.
The Dos Mares (means two sea’s) shopping centre just off the AP7 at junction 777 near San Javier is open 7 days a week 10am until 10pm, there are around 80 shops here from handbag and perfume shops to a large Eroski ( Like Tesco) games hops, cloths shops food mall, cinema and restaurants, free parking and cheap petrol at the station on the car park.
Parc de Mediteranea is again of the AP7 towards Cartagena junction 192. Here there is a casino, Decathlon, Furniture and DIY shops, Car shops, Carrefor (large French supermarket), C & A, Zara, food halls, book shops, travel agents, cinema and much more. Open 6 days a week.
Nuevo Condominia Junction763A from the A7 Is a very large mall the other side of Murcia, over 300 shops here open 6 days a week and many large shops outside the mall as well. Well worth a visit, this is the closest you will get to The Trafford centre.
Thader is the other side of the motorway to Nuevo Condominia, take exit 763A from A7 this again is a fantastic mall big supermarket here called Alcampo, huge electrical shop called Saturn pizza hut and Kentucky chicken restaurants plus many more. Free underground and above ground parking open 6 days a week 10am until 10pm.
City shopping in Murcia and Cartagena
Murcia & Cartagena both cities have lovely shops, pavement cafes, flower stalls, bistros street markets and the El Corte Engles shops, equivalent to the John Lewis stores in the UK. Head for the town centre then park in the many underground car parks, take a ticket as you go in then remember to pay at the kiosk or payment machine before you leave and get in your car.