Essential to any Malaga trip is a visit to Granada and its stunning Alhambra Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Luckily, this stunning Andalucian city is just an easy day trip away. To help you find the right tour for you, here are your options.
Malaga Cruise Port
With its history, culture, and sun-drenched beaches, Málaga ranks among the most popular destinations on Spain’s Costa del Sol. Situated close to Málaga proper, the Málaga Cruise Port also serves as a gateway to wider Andalucia with its wineries and whitewashed villages, as well as Granada, the region's capital.
Port of Malaga, Malaga, Andalucia
Passengers docking at the Málaga Cruise Port will find plenty to do either independently or as part of guided city tours. Top attractions include the Alcazaba (a Moorish fort), 16th-century Málaga Cathedral, Roman Theatre, and Picasso Museum Málaga, all of which are within walking distance of each other.
Spanish tapas also originated in this region of Spain, so be sure to indulge with a glass of sangria at one of the many tapas bars and restaurants throughout the city center. Meanwhile, sun seekers will appreciate the nice stretch of sand just 650 feet (200 meters) from the dock.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Málaga Cruise Port terminals offer all the necessary facilities, including restrooms.
Many guided shore excursions take less than half a day.
Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk; there’s a lot to see in central Málaga.
Consider a private tour to ensure you don’t miss anything on your must-see list.
Don’t forget to bring sun protection; the sun can be intense in this part of Spain.
How to Get to Málaga From the Málaga Cruise Port
The Pier 1 dock used by most passenger cruise ships sits just over 1 mile (2 kilometers) from Plaza de la Constitución in the heart of historical Málaga, about a 15-minute walk away. You can also catch a Port Authority shuttle from the cruise terminal to Plaza de la Marina, and taxis are readily available. Many shore excursions depart directly from the terminal too.
Passenger cruise ships dock at Quays 1 and 2, both located within walking distance of Málaga’s historical center. While English isn’t as widely spoken in Málaga as it is in Barcelona and Madrid, most people understand at least a little, although the official language is Spanish. The currency is the euro, and you’ll find ATMs at the port and scattered around downtown Málaga.
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