A central neighbourhood which is an icon of urban art and underground culture in the city of Málaga thanks to a project started by the public.
Its most recognisable feature is probably the large-scale graffiti art covering some of its buildings. These murals include work by internationally recognised graffiti artists like Obey and D*face. The district is easy to explore on foot and is very close to Málaga’s main tourist area. Its streets feature independent local businesses with a strong sense of identity, and several art and cultural centres, including private galleries, artists’ studios, La Alameda theatre, and the Contemporary Art Centre; many restaurants offering local, organic or gourmet food; and modern, functional, well-designed public spaces. The “Made in Soho” market is held on the first Saturday of every month, with stalls selling design, crafts, works of art and audiovisual art, antiques, and vintage items. The Soho or Art District came about thanks to a project begun by local people to reclaim the area, and is now supported by the local government and its planning department. Location: next to Málaga harbour, just north of Alameda, the Heredia docks, Plaza de La Marina, and the river Guadalmedina.