El Ingenio Shopping Centre

El Ingenio opened in the year 2000 and is named after the old sugar refinery, a once traditional crop in the area of Vélez-Málaga.

The design and décor of the shopping centre are based, therefore, on this activity, including ornamental features that reproduce the machinery used in the old sugar mills.
It was designed by the prestigious architectural studio Arquitectos Bernar-Sainz de Vicuña in Madrid.

Useful information

El Ingenio is located in the town of Vélez-Málaga, on the eastern Costa del Sol, with direct access from the A-7 motorway.

It has a gross leasable area of 43,228 m² premium commercial units available with more than 120 stores, 1 hypermarket, a 12-screen cinema multiplex, and a wide range of services.
Fitness centre, free Wi-Fi, playroom and kids’ club, breastfeeding room, baby changing, outdoor children’s play area, rest areas, free parking, reserved spaces for disabled people, motorcycles and family vehicles, ATM machine, wheelchair loan, cardiovascular resuscitation point, post box, lost property service, security and surveillance, free taxi call, information point, complaints and suggestions, service station.

In 2020, El Ingenio was remodelled for its 20th anniversary adapting with the times and the new reality of the market, which demands larger commercial units and new complementary activities for an enhanced customer experience.

Creating 700 direct jobs and 500 indirect jobs, El Ingenio is the largest employer in the town of Vélez-Málaga, visited by more than 9 million people a year, with half of these – 4.5 million – coming from outside the town itself, creating synergies and giving a strong boost to the local economy.

Due to its unique conception and philosophy, the warmth and comfort of its facilities, and its original décor, El Ingenio is a place for visitors to come together, an ideal space and environment to relax and shop.



Our History

Edificio Lazcano, 8

Edificio Lazcano 8 dates back to 1966 and was built as part of the urban development that took place in the second half of the 20th century in Malaga.

Edificio Guillén de Castro

Edificio Guillén de Castro, 2 dates from 1875, with an eclectic style typical of Malaga architecture in the 19th century.

Edificio Victoria, 38

Edificio Calle Victoria, 38 was built around the year 1927. Built in the neo-Mudejar historicist style, this building was designed by architect Fernando Guerrero Strachan.

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