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Built between 1057 and 1063, this is probably the most important military fortification remaining from the Hispanic-Arabic period.
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Calle Alcazabilla s/n, 29015 Malaga, Spain
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All reviews moorish architecture water features combined ticket roman theatre great views of malaga entrance fee worth a visit sunday afternoon worth the climb couple of hours walk up great place to visit nice walk city centre alhambra palace granada
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The Alcazaba is a breath of history in the second oldest city in Spain. Walking the old stones gives a hint of what the old days were like.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ithaca96
Reviewed yesterday

A great site for history lovers. although you need to be a little fit as there is a long walk up the hill, lots of stairs as well. But if you can manage, it is while worth the sweat. The view from the top is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Andrea D
Reviewed yesterday

We were taken here as part of a walking tour. Very interesting history. This is the best preserved Moorish citadel in Spain. Definitely worth seeing as are the remnants of an old roman theatre which were discovered in the grounds.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank N_IrelandFranco
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Literally the title. Went at 9am, no crowds, no fuss. Had the entire Alcazaba to myself and loved it.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Matthew K
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Alcazaba is a delight. Beautifully preserved buildings and artifacts reached through gateways and a maze of small gardens with its own individual water feature. Around each corner there is a new garden wonder to admire. The atmosphere is restful and calming and you can...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Meryl D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Alcazar, Alcazaba, Alhambra - three important "A" is fourth one: Andalusia. Each one is similar, but different.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lazicjelena
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place for Spanish Moorish history, enter via the side of the Roman Amphitheatre and walk through the well preserved Moors castle, if you opt for the two fort visit be prepared for a long hike up to the second

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Peter_Out
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Alcazaba visit is very interesting with great views and excellent exercise. The admission is 3 euros, so a cheap activity. You can see the Roman Theatre as you enter the Alcazaba.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank powerj737
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very nice historical and architectural site. A side Alhambra, one of the most famous place in Spain build before 12th century. There is no single word about who, how and when Alcazaba was built. All museum inside was dedicated to person who study it! The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Suad C
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great place to visit. We wandered around all of the different levels for about an hour. Some great views from the top of the city and port.

Date of experience: January 2019
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July 9, 2018|
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Response from 119bertilg | Reviewed this property |
Rand has all the answers! Wish you a nice journey.
July 9, 2018|
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Tickets are available just inside the entrance. They include an audio-guide which you can use on your way round. There is a special price for seniors. I paid something like 3 euro. Very good value for money.
March 14, 2018|
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Yes, we were there on Sunday 4th March after 2pm and it was free
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Alhambra with kids (6 Replies)
We are a family of four (two kids are 3 and 6 years old) with a visit planned to Granada for 3 days this summer (half day Sun and then two full days Mon/Tue, flying out Wed morning). Originally I thought we would book the Alhambra day/night combo, but after looking at the website it appears that this is not an option since the ticket purchase requires that you go to the night session one day with the morning session following the day immediately after. From what I can see the night...More
February 01, 2015|
Response fromBennyMalaga|
Jason: I would do the day visit only because you need sunlight to get good photos, and the Alhambra is a place where you want to take photos, one of the most beautiful palaces in the world. Do the night visit only if you have time. If you get any discount (retired or for children), I do not think it is worth the bother, because you have to go to the main ticket office and show your identification there. Yes, the kids have to be present for you to get the discount. My suggestion is...More
Alcazaba Open on a Monday? (17 Replies)
Hi all, I'm going to be in Malaga for a few hours this Monday (20th November). I'd very much like to visit the Alcazaba but am conscious that many cultural sites are closed on a Monday in Spain. I can't find any website with the definitive opening hours. So, does anyone know if the Alcazaba will be open this Monday? Thanks
November 16, 2017|
Response fromab2pcs|
Info , on the right of the page > https:/…The.Alcazaba.html
Alcazaba from Torremolinos (3 Replies)
Hi, Can anyone help with the following please: I want to know where the actual location of the Alcazaba is? Also what is the best method of transport if from Torremolinos to Alcazaba and how far is this? How much does it cost to enter the site? Many thanks, Xplor3r
May 12, 2011|
Response fromNoSoyGuiri|
Málaga City is very easy to get to from Torremolinos, local train every half-hour, journey time about 30 mins, you need to get off at the end of the line (Málaga Centro-Alameda station) and then just walk through Málaga City Centre. Which station you get on at depends upon where you are staying in Torrie (there are five stations). Not sure about the entry fee as it's ages since I've been to the Alcazaba. Málaga City is an easy and great day out though, lots to see, great shopping and great...More