Today we will discover a little more of the Pier One at the Port of Malaga, the second most important cruise terminal in Spain.. This port is one of the oldest in the world, established by the Phoenicians in the 8th century BC.
For centuries, it was a typical “normal” port, with only practical infrastructures for loading and unloading in a rather ugly and fenced enclosure.
In 2021 it has been 10 years since that port has been reborn after a complete refurbishment, giving birth to Muelle Uno (Pier One), a modern and urban space, open to the sea and just a few metres from the historic centre of Malaga.
Perfect for strolling, Muelle Uno offers a wide variety of bars and restaurants, as well as shops and boutiques, and also events, concerts and street markets throughout the year.
Cruise & Ferry Terminal
The port of Malaga is currently the departure, arrival and stopover point for the most prestigious cruise companies in the world, being the second most important cruise port in Spain.
It has a modern terminal from where there is also a ferry line to Melilla for passengers and vehicles.
The terminal has its own free open-air car park and there is a shuttle bus that takes cruise passengers to the centre about 2.8 km away.
If you prefer to stroll, it’s a nice walk to see the docked cruise ships, one of the city’s landmarks, the Malaga lighthouse and finally we arrive at Pier One.
Restaurants & Cafés
Muelle Uno has a number of cafés for breakfast, snacks, a bite to eat or a drink.
In addition we can choose among Lounge Bar Plaza, Gaucho Grill, Nusa Cockatil Bar, Restaurante Cambara, Cervecería La Sureña, two italian restaurants La Tagliatella and O Mamma Mia, the Restaurante Gorki, a greek restaurant Saloniki, a restaurant with mediteranean cuisine Casa Carmen, another one with spanish ciusine Toro, an argentinian restaurant Angus, a restaurant with mexican and indian food Amigos Grill, a wine bar La Mar de Vinos, an artisan ice cream parlour Martonela, the Lounge Café Atlantis, a Hard Rock Café, in addition to Tasty Poke, Burger King, Kentucky Fried chicken, 100 Montaditos and Häagen Dazs.
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If you feel like combining your stroll with some shopping, you can find Boss, Bailly, Cooligan, Cool Beauty, Deichmann, Ale-Hop, Kiki, Primor, Oteros, Lacoste, a soap and natural cosmetics shop, a beauty salon, an optician’s, a pharmacy and a rental shop for electric bikes, electric scooters and segways QQBIKES.
In addition, throughout the year there are usually different craft, accessories and fashion markets.
The small Chapel built in 1725 adds another charming element to the grounds of Pier One, whether you want to take a nice photo or enjoy evenings of music, as there are regular classical music events to enjoy free of charge.
Palm Grove of Surprises
Part of the port of Malaga and with its own name, the Palmeral de las Sorpresas (Palm Grove of Surprises) is an open space created to get from the historic centre and the central Plaza de la Marina to Muelle Uno.
This beautiful urban space is very popular both day and night and is home to several restaurants and play areas with some surprises for both children and adults.
Aula del Mar
If you like the sea you might like to visit the Aula del Mar, an interactive museum to discover the extraordinary marine flora and fauna of the Alboran Sea, located in the Palmeral de las Sorpresas
Do you want to combine your walk with some art? No problem. On the corner of Muelle Uno is the Malaga branch of the famous Parisian art museum in a subterranean gallery with a colourful glass cube above it, impossible to miss!
Muelle Uno is a hive of activity all year round. There are live music, events of all kinds and plenty of markets for every occasion. In this link you can find the Muelle Uno agenda for upcoming events, so you won’t miss a single one.
Halloween at Muelle Uno
Don’t miss the Sunsets
Malaga has a free privilege 365 days a year: Its magnificent sunrises and sunsets. Depending on your location and the time, you can enjoy one or the other; Muelle Uno is ideal for a “sundowner” and enjoying this celestial spectacle.
Thanks to the mild temperatures, you can almost always do this outside.
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Parking near Pier One
Muelle Uno has its own car park and is the best option for parking in the centre. It is ust a five-minute walk from Calle Larios, with three parking plants and large parking spaces.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/Y5LCoVhn4NzTBo9V7