The Port of Motril-Granada has only a century of history, but its modern facilities increase every year its possibilities and relevance as a cruise port thanks to its location, in the Mediterranean Sea, and its proximity to cities such as Granada, Malaga and Almeria . In addition, it is an important passenger transport node.
Motril, Puerto de la Alhambra and much more
Motril is the epicenter of the Costa Tropical of Granada. Its strategic geographical situation and its temperate climate for much of the year make it a suitable destination to combine active tourism, such as water sports, among which diving, with the enjoyment of its gastronomy, culture and heritage tourism. . Without forgetting the Natural Area of Sierra Nevada and the Monumental Complex of the Alhambra and the Generalife, the most visited tourist area in Spain.
Excursions for cruise groups on the Costa Tropical
Strolling through the center of Motril is traveling through time to the height of the Nasrid kingdom of Granada, when this town stood out as the first pre-industrial sugar center in Europe. To know more about this legacy it is interesting to visit the Pre-industrial Sugar Cane Museum. The historical center of Motril also houses an important collection of religious buildings. Among them, highlights the Shrine of Our Lady of the Head or the Church of the Incarnation, raised over the Alixara mosque in Mudejar style. It is also possible to visit Casa de los Bates, with its 19th century colonial palace and 18th century botanical-historic gardens, as well as the Ron Montero Winery, where its popular Pale Rum is produced, prepared according to the traditional method. The more than 320 sunny days a year enjoyed on the Costa Tropical make Motril the ideal place to practice water sports, such as surfing, kite surfing, scuba diving or windsurfing. Far from the sea, it is possible to go hiking, cycling or play golf.
Short breaks of a few hours to discover the local culture
The Port of Motril-Granada and the city of Motril have designed a map that is available to the cruise passenger, through which the passenger can live a unique experience in the historic center and on the promenade of Motril. It consists of a gastronomic route in which to discover the flavors of the local cuisine and the way of life of the Motrileños through the tapas; a shopping itinerary that includes a varied offer of stores and shops and, finally, a cultural proposal in which the passenger is invited to take a tour of the most emblematic monuments, museums and tourist resources of the city.
In the chiringuitos you can enjoy the famous sardines in espeto and the shrimp from Motril. In addition to this marine assortment, some of the most popular dishes of the municipality are dried octopus, semolina crumbs or ‘espichá’, boquerones ennate and cured accompanied by garlic and fried eggs. As for desserts, the most recognized is the real cake, of Arab influence. Pale Rum is typical of the town.
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