ZENIA BOULEVARD OPENING TIMES for 2023. Almost five years ago the unexpected implementation of new Valencian legislation forced Zenia Boulevard and other large retailers to close on Sundays.
The decision to uphold a legal amendment originally passed in March 2015 introduced new Sunday trading rules. 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 2023
The ruling effectively ended Sunday shopping at certain times throughout the year, and after opening daily since its 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 Sundays, Zenia Boulevard responded with artisan craft markets on Sundays throughout the summer. The legislation does not apply to leisure facilities, restaurants, or fast-food outlets, which remain open to the public at most times of the year.
Is La Zenia Boulevard open on a Sunday?
Then, two years ago, Zenia Boulevard closed its door once again. This time, not due to the requirements of the 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 maintained a stringently safe retail and leisure space for all.
For the first time in its history, Zenia Boulevard abandoned its 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, is the shopping centre closed today?
The much-loved mall in La Zenia is Orihuela Costa’s largest shopping centre, the largest in the entire South Costa Blanca, and one of the area's most visited tourist attractions, thanks in part to a social events calendar that runs throughout the year.
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 from 10:00 until 22:00 (23:00 during July and August), the Al Campo supermarket opens from 09:00 until 22:00 seven days a week, and restaurants open until midnight.
So is Zenia Boulevard open today? Here's the full calendar of dates that highlight when the shops will be closed at the shopping mall throughout the 2023 year.
|Sunday||1st January||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Friday||6th January||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||15th January||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||22nd January||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||29th January||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||5th February||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||12th February||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||19th February||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||26th February||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||5th March||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||12th March||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||19th March||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||26th March||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||23rd April||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Monday||1st May||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||7th May||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||14th May||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||21st May||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||28th May||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||4th June||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||11th June||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Monday||9th October||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Monday||25th December||SHOPS CLOSED|
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.
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Photo credit: LaZenia.com
what a stupid short sighted ruling this is,obviously done by idiots that have nothing to do with the Costas,when IF YOU WANT TO GO SHOPPING YOU CAN DRIVE 8KLMS TO San Pedro who seem to be a bit more intelligent and caring about the general npublic
Tourist area,and they close on Sundays? What was Govt thinking? People are here to spend money.Dumb Move
The area is suffering enormously
La zenia and surrounding area is a ghost town with all businesses suffering
Do they teach economics at school here
Bars are closed due to local government intervention now the shopping centre
No wonder there is mass unemployment
Does Spain, particularly Orihuela Costa, want tourism or not? Yes/No? Shops/bars/restaurants closed….. Bars losing their Music rights because of ‘certain occupants’ complaining! So don’t buy an apartment by a bar!!! Bars on the beach with certain constraints …. these are the services that holiday makers want when on holiday,…….. Beggars belief, some of the rules and regs!
Crazy idea….closing the Boulevard etc on Sunday’s
A lot of people who have holiday homes there go for the w/e only to find everything closed on Sunday’s.
The trouble with Spanish officials, is it doesn’t matter about the economy, it’s about power trips, and because they can.
Why are the shops closed Wednesday 9th ofoctober
Hi Warren, that day is a bank holiday in celebration of Valencian Day, a provincial regional workers holiday. Thanks, Warren.
You visit another country, respect their laws and traditions.
Is it open to day 8. of diciembre
is the schedule for 2023 known?
Hi Martine, the new schedule will be published in January 2023.