Malaga is increasingly attractive and is continually adding new projects to make the capital of the Costa del Sol a truly cosmopolitan city. This trend is already underway for many years.
We remember those days when we passed by Malaga on the way to or from the airport approaching our holiday destination, but what could be incidentally perceived of Malaga was not exactly appealing or attractive.
However, the ancient city, charmingly situated in a bay, has much potential which gradually is being strengthened with cultural activities of broad nature in addition to the typical sun and sand offer.
Recently has been created a new space in Malaga, Pier One, with which the city has gained a lot more attractive. Formerly, the harbour area was a fenced area with restricted access and separate from the city. After extensive work, has been created a space of 14,000 square meters with a modern design that connects the historic centre and the Park of the Palms to the cruise terminal.
Along this space by the sea there is a shopping and leisure area, restaurants and there are also activities and facilities to entertain children; thus the area is ideal for a walk or to enjoy the gastronomic offer by the sea. The shops are open from 10 am to 10 pm Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays). Pier One has a large underground parking area.
There are also many activities scheduled at Pier One: In the Plaza de las Palmeras is located the Al Andalus Craft Market; until 31 August there is an outdoor exhibit of various artisans, with different performances, at the entrance to Pier One from Velez-Malaga Street, from 5 to 10 pm.
There is also a Souk on August 12 (from 7 pm to 12 pm) and September 9 (from 10 am to 4 pm). And last not least, there is this year Summer Cinema at Pier One, on July 13, 21 and 27 at 10.15 pm.
How to get to Pier One (Muelle Uno): By car, just follow the signs to the centre of Malaga; once there, you can park in the parking lot of Alameda or in the parking lot of Pier One.