Art and nightlife in a seaside town
Malaga (from the Phoenician Malaka, salt), land of sunshine, beaches, mild temperatures all year round, tapas, flamenco, nightlife, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. An MSC Mediterranean Cruise will engage you, in an "open-air" party, in this city where every place, starting with the port, will give you unforgettable hours.
An MSC Cruise will take you to the capital of the Costa del Sol, a cultural and artistic centre. The city owes its fame not only to the architectural wonders that testify to the passage of various civilisations – Phoenician, Greek, Carthaginian, Roman, Muslim – in the urban fabric but also to the birthplace of one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century: Pablo Picasso.
An MSC Excursion will take you inside the Picasso Málaga Museum. There are more than 200 works in the Palacio de Buenavista, home to the museum. Paintings, drawings, ceramics, engravings and sculptures from a private collection of family members and heirs will guide you to discover the different stylistic periods of the artist.
An unmissable view of Malaga and its port is offered by the MSC Excursion that will take you to the hill of Gibalfaro, where the homonymous citadel stands. You will discover that the imposing castle, built by the Muslims in the forteenth century on the ancient Phoenician remains, is connected by a wall to the Fortress of Alcazaba, the oldest Arab work built in Spain around the year 1000.
“Vamos de tapas” is the most heartfelt expression in the streets of Malaga and throughout Spain. An MSC Excursion will accompany you through the trendy bars, kiosks, taverns, where you can enjoy tapas, hot and cold, and the typical dishes of Andalusian cuisine, from gazpacho to chiringuitos, washed down with cocktails, tinto wine (red) and cerveza (beer). Adapt to the customs of the place by ordering one or two tapas in one bar and then move on to the next. You'll soon get used to these pleasant "rituals".