ZENIA BOULEVARD OPENING TIMES for 2021. Almost three years ago the unexpected implementation of new Valencian legislation forced Zenia Boulevard and other large retailers to close on Sunday´s.
The decision to uphold a legal amendment originally passed in March 2015 introduced new Sunday trading rules, and the resolution dictates that large shops and shopping centres can open on only 40 Sundays and public holidays each year.
The Valencian Parliament approved the amendment during the early part of February 2018, leaving commercial retailers and larger shopkeepers wholly unprepared for the imminent enforcement of new Sunday trading regulations.
Is Zenia Boulevard closed or open today? Opening hours for 2021
The ruling effectively ended Sunday shopping at certain times throughout the year, and after opening daily since it´s inauguration, Zenia Boulevard was obliged to close for the first time in its operational history.
The measures had an immediate effect on Zenia Boulevard in La Zenia, the Habaneras Shopping Centre in Torrevieja, and large retailers in Pilar de la Horadada, with local news outlets reporting increased footfall in shopping malls located in the neighbouring autonomous community of Murcia.
With the prohibition of retail therapy on Sunday´s, Zenia Boulevard responded with artisan craft markets on Sunday´s throughout the summer. The legislation does not apply to leisure facilities, nor restaurants or fast-food outlets, which continue to remain open to the public at most times of the year.
Zenia Boulevard, providing a safe shopping space for everyone
Then, last year, Zenia Boulevard closed it´s door once again. This time, not due to the requirements of regional legislation, but at the hands of a global pandemic that swept throughout all four corners of the world devastating the lives of millions of people.
The shopping centre is renowned for its spotless avenues and immaculate plazas, and the management team responded by putting an enhanced public safety and sanitary regime in place, adopting the strictest health controls to ensure the venue provided a stringently safe retail and leisure space for all.
For the first time in its history, Zenia Boulevard abandoned their trademark celebration of key social dates, including the cancellation of the colourful and spectacular Christmas parades that the shopping centre is notorious for.
Zenia Boulevard opening times: find out if the shopping centre is closed today
The much-loved mall in La Zenia is the Orihuela Costa’s largest shopping centre, the largest in the entire south Costa Blanca, and one of the areas most visited tourist attractions, thanks in part to a social events calendar that runs throughout the year during safer times.
Zenia Boulevard opening times vary according to the time of year, with Sunday closures in La Zenia mainly affecting the months of January through to mid-June, with only two days of prohibited shopping in the latter half of the year.
The mall is usually open every day until 10:00 pm (11:00 pm during July and August), but shoppers might be caught out by six particular dates during 2021 where trading restrictions will cause closures on days during the usual 6-day shopping week.
So is Zenia Boulevard open today? Here´s the full calendar of dates that illustrate when the shops will be closed at the shopping mall throughout the 2021 year.
|Friday||1st January||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Wednesday||6th January||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||17th January||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||24th January||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||31st January||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||7th February||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||14th February||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||21st February||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||28th February||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||7th March||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||14th March||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Friday||19th March||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||21st March||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||18th April||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||25th April||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Saturday||1st May||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||9th May||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||16th May||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||23th May||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||30th May||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||6th June||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||13th June||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Saturday||9th October||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Saturday||25th December||SHOPS CLOSED|
In accordance with current legislation, cafes, bars and restaurants are required to close by 5:00 pm. Find more information about Zenia Boulevard opening times from the official website, or check out the latest opening hours each day for individual stores and restaurants.
Page updated for 2021: This page was first published on 26th January 2019 and updated on 14th January 2021 for the 2021 shopping year. Zenia Boulevard´s retail and leisure outlets are open with COVID-19 public safety measures in place, including the mandatory use of face masks throughout the shopping centre. Please refer to our Facebook page for the latest local information.
Photo credit: LaZenia.com