ZENIA BOULEVARD OPENING TIMES for 2022. Almost four 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, 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 2022
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, nor restaurants or fast-food outlets, which continue to 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 the 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 until 22:00 (23:00 pm during July and August), the Al Campo supermarket opens 09:00 until 22:00 seven days a week, and restaurants open until 00:30.
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 2022 year.
|Saturday||1st January||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Thursday||6th January||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||16th January||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||23rd January||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||30th January||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||6th February||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||13th February||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||20th February||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||27th February||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||6th March||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||13th March||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||20th March||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||27th March||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||3rd April||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||1st May||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||8th May||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||15th May||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||22nd May||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||29th May||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||5th June||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||12th June||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||9th October||SHOPS CLOSED|
|Sunday||25th December||SHOPS CLOSED|
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