Malaga is a bustling city located on the southern coast of Spain. It is an excellent cruise port of call due to the wide variety of Malaga shore excursions you can do while docked. Cruisers can stick close to port and do a city tour of Malaga or head out to one of the nearby landmarks and historical sites located in the towns and cities that are all an easy day trip from Malaga.
A city tour from your cruise to Malaga will escort you to the city’s top sights. You’ll learn about Malaga’s history as a port city as you see top sights such as the Castillo de Gibralfaro, which consists of the remains of a 10th century Moorish palace; the Cathedral of Malaga with its Baroque facade; and the Museo Picasso, a fitting place to visit since Malaga is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso. Food tours are also excellent Malaga shore excursions to do to experience the sights and the tastes of the city.
Malaga is adjacent to the lovely Costa del Sol, a stretch of sandy coastline lined by ritzy resorts, boutiques, and restaurants. The main draw is that soft sand, though, and a beach break to one of the beaches of Costa Del Sol that includes a beach lounge chair is a wonderfully relaxing way to get some sunshine while in port on a Mediterranean cruise.
Malaga is also an excellent jumping off point to some of the most spectacular cities and sites in Spain. One of the top things to do in Malaga from a cruise is to visit the breathtaking Alhambra Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is widely considered to be one of the best examples of Moorish architecture in the world. The massive complex of Alhambra is located in Granada, an Andalusian city worth exploring in its own right, which can be done on a Malaga shore excursion.
Other locations you can visit include beautiful Marbella and quaint Mijas. Whatever you decide to do and see during your day in Malaga, you’re sure to have a memorable time.