The Port of Malaga has become one of the most important in recent years in terms of both passenger and freight traffic. Its profound remodelling and its proximity to the city centre, among other factors, have made it one of the most important areas of the city.
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Port of Malaga Cruises
Malaga is a city where the economic model has changed drastically in the last 20 years. Around the 2000s, the Costa del Sol was one of the most visited areas of the country but with an almost exclusively Sun and Beach tourism model.
The city council of Malaga decided to transform this model towards a cultural tourism. One of the most significant events was the opening of the Picasso Museum in Malaga in 2003 (we currently have 36 museums in the city) or the pedestrianization of the historic center of the city.
These changes clearly favoured cruise ships, as the city became an ideal destination for cruise passengers due to its cultural richness and the excellent climate of the city.
The cruise terminal of the Port of Malaga is also very convenient as in less than 5 minutes walk you will be in the central Calle Larios.
Currently, it is one of the major points of entry to the city, as about 400,000 tourists a year enter the city, causing an economic impact on the city of about 30 million Euros.
In fact, Malaga has become the third port in Spain in receiving cruise passengers, only behind Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca.
How to get to the Port of Malaga?
The port of Malaga has excellent transport links and has a number of different options depending on which part of the city you are arriving in.
How to get from Malaga Airport to Malaga Port?
There are two options, the most comfortable and fastest is undoubtedly the taxi, which has an approximate price of 25 € and a duration of between 20 and 30 minutes.
The other option is by bus with lines A and C1 and the time will be about 40 minutes.
How to get from Malaga train station to the port of Malaga?
In this case we have three options because you can also go on foot if you’re not loaded. It takes an hour but on the way you can stroll through the center or visit the city quietly.
Again, the most comfortable option is the taxi, as the price is between 7-10€ and you will arrive in about 15 minutes.
It is also possible to take public transport on line 3 in the direction of Paseo del Parque.
Port of Malaga Restaurants.
Apart from being a revitalized area and next to the city center, the port of Malaga has restaurants and shopping area.
This is a very attractive area, as we can take a nice walk along the Muelle Uno and palm groves, pass by the Pompidou Centre of modern art or visit restaurants in the port of Malaga, as there is an avenue with entertainment and dining places.
Port of Malaga Parking.
Parking in general in the city of Malaga is usually quite complicated, but if we refer to the downtown area or the Port of Malaga is even more complicated.
Parking on the street in that area is usually blue zone, although in the back of the Museum of Malaga there are several places where it is not necessary to pay, although it is usually very difficult to find.
If there are different payment options, the closest is the Parking Muelle Uno or if you are a cruiser and want to leave the car for several days, the port of Malaga itself has rates for long periods.