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Malaga Alcazaba
Malaga Alcazaba

Malaga Alcazaba

Calle Alcazabilla, 2, Malaga, 29012

The Basics

One of the most important Moorish monuments still standing in Spain, the nearly-1,000-year-old Alcazaba stretches along a hilltop above Málaga. Join a guided walking tour to learn more about the history and architecture of the palace and nearby sights such as the Roman Theater. Málaga is close to several other cities with a Moorish past (Granada, Seville, and Córdoba), and it’s easy to visit them all on the same vacation.

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The Best of Malaga in 2 Hours on a Segway
The Best of Malaga in 2 Hours on a Segway
$63.73 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Beautiful Day in Malaga
We absolutely love this tour Mercedes was the best guide knew a lot about Malaga and the history, we really enjoyed this tour. Highly recommend
Valyn_L, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Malaga

star-5
Nice private tour about Malaga.
Suzan_D, Jan 2022
2-Hour English Guided Walking Tour in Malaga
Great private tour. Very friendly and if your are new to Malaga this tour is perfect for you. All important things about the city we’re clearly explained and questions were welcomed. And also nice restaurants and shops were recommended.
star-5
A must while in Malaga
Lawrence_T, Jan 2022
1.5-Hour Roman Theater and Alcazaba Castle Walking Tour
Excellent tour and the guide was very knowledgable and the Alcazaba castle was a great place to visit
star-5
Fun and interesting tour.
Melanie_N, Nov 2021
1.5-Hour Roman Theater and Alcazaba Castle Walking Tour
Carmen was a great guide, fluent in English with a lot of additional information and stories that were quite interesting and fun to follow. Was lucky to be part of a small group and. Great location too, of course :).
star-4
Highly recommend!
Katie_D, Oct 2021
2-Hour English Guided Walking Tour in Malaga
Friendly and knowledgeable tour guide! I actually was running late (jet lag) and left a message for the company. They called me back and were very understanding. The guide had a very interesting personal history wrapped up into the city, answered my many questions and gave me recommendations for the rest of my trip. He even texted me back when I wanted more information about a particular flamenco bar. This is a very small business and I highly recommend supporting them.
star-5
Couldn’t ask for more.
suejanssen226, Oct 2021
Malaga: Historic center, Alcazaba and Tapas Tasting 4 hours tour
The personal attention was top notch. And our guide Kevin was extremely knowledgeable. When our initial restaurant was overflowing, he quickly found us another one just a few doors down.
star-5
Best ever guide
John_O, Jul 2021
Best of Málaga tour
Our guide Julio was fantastic. His English was excellent, as was his depth of knowledge and story telling skills about the history of Malaga. Julio took his time giving narratives and explaining the background and meaning for things we saw on the tour. He gave us several tips on restaurants and walks around the city and area. One our best guides ever!
star-5
Good compact tour
Jasper_S, Aug 2020
Alcazaba and Nasrid Palace in Malaga For Small Private Groups
A good tour with a good guide, the guide explained the most important historical and architecture Highlights In one hour of Alcazaba.
star-5
Great trip... V...
gerkathmulcahy, Nov 2021
1.5-Hour Roman Theater and Alcazaba Castle Walking Tour
Great trip... V informative.... Tour guide V knowledgeable... Nice to get insight to history in wonderful city
star-5
Highlights of malaga
SmH, Feb 2020
Best of Málaga tour
Excellent tour guide Highly recommend. Made history come alive greatly enjoyed all the little side trips
star-5
Very informative
suejanssen226, Oct 2021
2-Hour English Guided Walking Tour in Malaga
The tour was very informative. The guide was very willing to answer all our questions. The pace was leisurely yet efficient.
star-5
Awesome Malaga walking tour
LynneHansen, Sep 2021
2-Hour English Guided Walking Tour in Malaga
Emiliano was a wonder tour guide. Very knowledgeable and had interesting fun facts. He went out of his way to make sure everyone questions were answered. He also took the time to give everyone in the group an opportunity to ask questions about Malaga and tips on what to see and do. I would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
One to repeat
Paloma, Aug 2021
1.5-Hour Roman Theater and Alcazaba Castle Walking Tour
Great experience! Ready to do it again, relaxing and beautiful with excellent staff. Wasn’t sure what to expect and it was a 10 out of 10

Things to Know Before You Go

  • With its many steps and steep paths, the Alcazaba isn’t suitable for travelers with limited mobility.

  • There are restrooms and a café on-site.

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How to Get There

Located on a hill at the edge of Málaga’s historic district, the Alcazaba is reachable on foot from the city center. Or, go as part of a guided city tour that includes transport. Public buses also serve the entire city.

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When to Get There

The Alcazaba is open year-round except on major public holidays. Admission is free on Sunday afternoons, and weekends and the summer months are the busiest times to visit. Málaga’s Mediterranean climate is pleasant at any time of the year.

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The Castillo de Gibralfaro

Perched high above the Alcazaba is another Moorish attraction, the Castillo de Gibralfaro, built on the site of a former Phoenecian stronghold. Stroll along the castle ramparts for a bird’s-eye view of the surrounding area—and imagine what it must have been like to stand guard there, looking out for approaching enemy ships.

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