The city of Malaga has in recent years invested heavily in the infrastructure for cruise ships. You will dock at the large modern cruise terminal in the eastern dock of the port of Malaga. From there it is about 2 km to the historical center and sights. From the cruise port of Malaga, you can not only visit the city, but you can also make an excursion to Granada or Ronda.
During a cruise vacation to Spain, Malaga should not be missed. This vibrant city is beautifully situated along the Western Mediterranean and offers various excursion possibilities. Cruises to Malaga are very popular.
Malaga is a second Spanish port with a progressive annual growth. A and B Cruise Terminals have a total area of 14.000 m².
Language in Malaga
The language in Malaga is Spanish, but on touristic spots you can also use English.
Currency in Malaga
The currency in Malaga is Euro (€). You can find ATM’s along the city.
Opening times in Malaga
Opening times differ a lot around Spain, but generally are as follows:
Monday to Saturday
from 9.30h - 14.00h
and from 17.00h - 20.00h
On Sundays and holidays shops are closed. Of course there are exceptions
La Alcazaba is a Moorish fort with beautiful gardens and views over the bay. It´s dating from the 8th century.
Palacio Gibralfaro is a castle built on the foundations of an old Phoenician construction
Catedral de Malaga
Catedral de Malaga is a cathedral on the site of a former mosque. It was built between 1528 and 1782
Museo Picasso is a museum that was created in collaboration with the Picasso family. It has 204 masterpieces from the private collection and reflects different styles and periods of Picasso's work.
La Malagueta is a bullring located at Plaza de Toros. It was built between 1874 and 1876
The cruise port is close to the city center. It's easy to reach the heart of Malaga on foot.
Malaga has a warm Subtropical-Mediterranean climate with dry summers and humid winters. The average annual temperature in Barcelona in summer is between 26°C and 31°C and in winter is between 8°C and 13°C.
You can discover Malaga on your own, book a shore excursion through the cruise line company or book a shore excursion from one of our partners. We offer shore excursions at local prices straight from the local companies.
Excursions in Granada
Excursions in Malaga
At Plaza de la Marina, in the center of Malaga, you can visit the Tourist Office
The following cruise lines offer itineraries and schedules to Malaga: