We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor


Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Calle Alcazabilla s/n, 29015 Malaga, Spain
Phone Number: +34 952 21 76 46

Built between 1057 and 1063, this is probably the most important military...

Built between 1057 and 1063, this is probably the most important military fortification remaining from the Hispanic-Arabic period.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Malaga City Sightseeing Tour
More Info
and up
Malaga City Private Walking Tour including Alcazaba Fortress
More Info
and up
Málaga Pass

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 5,541 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1114
  • 817
    Very good
  • 149
  • 14
  • 2
Very interesting

Excellent views and great history. A great way to spend a morning or afternoon in Malaga. Not to be missed.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Alison O
Forfar, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

5,541 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 2,096: English reviews
Forfar, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent views and great history. A great way to spend a morning or afternoon in Malaga. Not to be missed.

Thank Alison O
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Alcazaba is a Morrish fortified palace that is well maintained. You are able to walk the ruins as people did a thousand years ago. You can understand the strategic importance of the guard towers and the beauty of the gardens. No less an achievement atop a hill is how they were able to design the water system for the... More 

1 Thank capriskman
Alicante, Spain
Level Contributor
120 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Built high on a hill top, over looking the city of Malaga and its port, these are the well preserved ruins of a Moorish style palatial fortress.The word Alcazaba means citadel and it was built as a defence against pirates. Started in the early 11th century by the Hammudid dynasty it was built on the ruins of a Roman fortification.... More 

1 Thank 598haze
Budapest, Hungary
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you visit Málaga, thats definetelly a site to visit. A beautiful force on top of a hill, you can see the whole port area and the whole city from the other side. Also, there is a small museum inside. Sunday afternoon free admission!

1 Thank leavetheuniverse
Level Contributor
110 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited close to closing time so I'm not sure if I missed something. It looks massive from the outer exterior but once inside it seems as if I only walked around a small courtyard. It was still worth the visit as the views are great, especially at dusk. I can imagine the gardens and courtyard are much more vibrant... More 

Thank Kimmie K
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This fine cultural landmark stands stands proud above step winding steps. Be careful old cobbled stones await your progress up the winding path. If you are brave you can stand on the parapets and photograph to your hearts content interesting views from above. I was there on a rainy day but it was still majestic. Worth every step I can... More 

Thank Joanne J
Cedar City, Utah
Level Contributor
70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Second time to see Alcazaba and was not disappointed the second time around... All of the points of interest are within walking distance of decent parking and great shopping.

Thank Troutmonger
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
207 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There's not much to see or do at the Alcazaba other than the views over the City. There are about 12 different rooms or areas but there isn't really that much to look at. Free entry on a Sunday after 2pm. Regular adult price is only 2 euros 20 though.

1 Thank Iammmattdoran
Mundelein, Illinois
Level Contributor
51 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I happened on it the first day I was in Malaga, I was just wandering the old part of town, and I was told that it was free to enter after 2 p.m. I went through the entire area that was open and it was gorgeous and interesting. I wasn't always sure what I was seeing, but it was amazing.

Thank Hilary C
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I visited with no idea what to expect. It was lovely! We strolled around for at least an hour and enjoyed every moment. The entry price was very cheap (2.20 euro for adult and only 60 cents for a student), we would have happily paid more. Well worth a visit!

Thank enatchu

Travelers who viewed Alcazaba also viewed

Malaga, Costa del Sol
Malaga, Costa del Sol

Been to Alcazaba? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Alcazaba and other visitors
12 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
st. louis
3 months ago
8 months ago
Dartmouth, Canada
8 months ago

See all questions (12)

Questions? Get answers from Alcazaba staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?