Port Location: The port of Malaga sits on the South-East coast of Spain just a few miles from the popular holiday resorts of Torremolinos and Marbella. Indeed, the city sits peacefully on the Mediterranean Sea and enjoys a warm climate for most of the year.

Transport: Cruising from Malaga has the added of benefit of finding the port extremely close to the city centre. The Andalusian capital is a very compact and compressed city so you can even walk from the port straight into the busy downtown area. Taxi’s are also available however both the bus and rail station – for further journeys – are located about 1.5km from the port itself.

Description: The port of Malaga has been in use for about 3000 years and is the second most popular cruise port in Spain. Indeed, cruises from Malaga give you a fantastic view of the natural bay and tranquil Mediterranean waters that surround the city. The port also has a beautiful promenade and a full remodel is scheduled to happen in the near future.

Sightseeing and Excursions: Malaga has many worthwhile and plentiful excursions. The Gibralfaro Castle – which towers over the city in the background – dates back to the 8th century BC and gives a glimpse into the ancient history of the sixth most populous Spanish city. If architecture is more your thing then the Malaga Cathedral, which was constructed over the course of 250 years, provides a fascinating and stunning example of renaissance architecture mixed with religious imagery.

For a trip outside of Malaga itself, then look towards the small village of Mijas that displays the quaint white washed buildings often found in the old towns of Spain and offers traditional cobbled streets as well as the chance to purchase handmade Spanish items such as ceramics and jewelry.

Indeed, one should also not miss a trip to Alhambra, a 14th century Moorish fortress located in Granada that has been refurbished to its original state and gives a fascinating insight to Spain’s history.

Beaches: The Playa de la Malagueta beach is within easy walking distance of the port.

Shopping: Malaga may not have the reputation of Paris or Milan when it comes to shopping however it offers an extensive range of outlets and boutiques. Located just a few minutes’ walk from the port itself, the wide streets covered in beautiful tile give the shopping district an unique touch and will keep you entertained for hours with its designers shops and local stores.

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