What to see in Malaga on a day cruise?

The Port of Malaga has grown a lot in recent years to allow access to larger cruise ships, receiving 250 cruise ships a year, ranking fifth in Spain.

Malaga is a popular tourist destination for those visiting Andalusia. With its rich history and incredible cuisine, it offers an unforgettable experience, even for those who only have a day to explore it during a cruise stop .

What to see in Malaga on a day cruise: the best of the city

There’s plenty to see and do in Malaga on a day cruise stopover, from historic monuments to wonderful beaches, so here’s our guide to making the most of your short visit.

Malaga’s Old Town: what to see and do

You can start your visit to Malaga in the Old Town of the city. Just outside the port, on the other side of the Plaza de la Marina, is the famous Calle Larios, one of the most beautiful and busiest streets in Malaga. In this street you can eat churros with chocolate at Casa Aranda, visit the Carmen Thyssen Museum, etc.

A little more than 200 meters from Calle Larios, you will find the Plaza del Obispo and the Cathedral of Malaga, an impressive Renaissance work known for its baroque facade. Do not miss the opportunity to climb to the roof of the cathedral to enjoy panoramic views of the city and the sea. The people of Malaga refer to it with the nickname of La Manquita, since its construction was interrupted, leaving it with only one tower.

After visiting the cathedral, we recommend a 5 minute walk to the Alcazaba, an 11th century fortress with impressive gardens. At the foot of the Alcazaba you can find the Roman Theater, which you can visit for free.

From here, you can walk to the Gibralfaro Castle, an ancient Moorish fortress. On the hill of Gibralfaro there are two viewpoints outside the walls perfect for taking panoramic photos of Malaga.

Another of the must-see places to visit in Malaga on a day cruise stopover is the Plaza de la Merced, where the famous painter Pablo Picasso was born and where the Picasso Museum is located, which collects all the work and life of the painter.

Pier One: what to see and do

After exploring the citadel, take a break for lunch and try some of the typical Malaga dishes such as fried fish, homemade croquettes or Andalusian gazpacho. Don’t forget to accompany your meal with a good beer or a glass of local wine. We recommend places like the bar El Pimpi or Casa Lola .

Then you can take a walk along the Paseo del Parque, a promenade full of gardens, fountains and sculptures. From here, you can continue your walk to Muelle Uno, a promenade lined with stores, restaurants and bars overlooking the harbor.

To end your day in Malaga, relax on one of the beaches. The Malagueta Beach is very close to the pier, so here you can sunbathe or take a dip in the sea before getting back on the cruise ship.

How to get from the Cruise Terminal to the center of Malaga?

With Electric Car Tour you can discover Malaga directly, without waiting and safely with our team. We pick you up directly at the cruise terminal so that the adventure begins as soon as you set foot on dry land upon arrival.

If you want todiscover the city with our guided tour of Malaga, when you make your reservation indicate the ship and time of arrival to arrange the pick upat the cruise terminal, and that day the team will be waiting for you to make your guided tour in Malaga in an electric vehicle.

In Electric Car Tour we show you what to see in Malaga on a day cruise so you don’t miss any of the city’s must-see attractions. We guarantee fun, culture, panoramic views, and we also contribute to protect the environment because it is a 100% electric car. It is a dual experience of discovering the city and driving yourself .

Throughout the tour of Malaga, you will enjoy its most emblematic points. During the route, different stops are made to enjoy the views of the city, and where our local guides will tell you a little about its history, even throughout the tour through the vehicle’s audio system.

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