Alcazaba

Alcazaba, Malaga: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Alcazaba Reviews: 4.5/5

Historic Sites • History Museums
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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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Vacanta_mare
Romania325 contributions
Amazing views
Oct 2021 • Friends
Really enjoyable visit both for the amazing views over Malaga city and harbour and for the beautiful Moorish architecture. Informative audio guide included in the ticket
Buy a combined ticket with Girbralfaro, the walk there is a bit steep but worth it.
Written October 20, 2021
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Craig E
Manchester, UK1,727 contributions
Nice walk and interesting history
Oct 2021 • Couples
Worth 45 minutes or so to have a nice walk around the Alcazaba and some of the views from the top are nice.
Obviously not as impressive as similar sites in Seville or Granada - which we were lucky enough to also see, but definitely still worth a visit.
I would recommend scanning to use the free audio guide at the entrance to gain the full history of the Alcazaba.
Written October 14, 2021
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Moni T
Brno, Czech Republic22 contributions
The best experience in Malaga
Sep 2021
it´s a hidden gem. We were amazed at how well it is preserved and magical and how huge it is. A huge pro is a view of the city.
Take time to enjoy it and do not rush, it´s much bigger than you expected.
Written October 3, 2021
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Glenn S
East Grinstead, UK339 contributions
Nice palace built on lower hillside up to castle.
Sep 2021
Situated right next to the Roman Ampitheatre. You can purchase a combined ticket for the castle but there is no direct route between the two. After walking up through the palace gardens you can get a lift back down to near street level where you can begin the 20 min walk up to the castle.
Written October 2, 2021
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tintinfan2013
London, UK628 contributions
Beautiful
Sep 2021 • Couples
Love this place. Very beautiful buildings and gardens with stunning views over Malaga and the surrounding hills. Came in a Monday late afternoon and there was no charge either! There’s a little shaded bar if needed.
Written September 27, 2021
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Peter W
Warwick, UK207 contributions
Imposing
Sep 2021 • Couples
A sort of rougher Alhambra. Worth visiting, especially for the low entry fee, but it's not full of beautiful art. However you do get the same sort of layout with the pretty gardens at the top.
Written September 21, 2021
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Rodric L
Malaga, Spain4 contributions
Amazing place
Sep 2021 • Couples
Truly amazing place. You need at least audio guide to understand the background of this gigantic construction left by Arab conquerors many centuries ago. Take your time, as lots of walking is required. Try to get a timeslot in morning when heat is not too imposing. Finish with a drink in Hotel America.
Written September 17, 2021
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Laura G
2 contributions
Wow
Aug 2021
Very impressive building with beautiful gardens inside, a good view of Malaga and a nice history. I would give it 5 stars if all info was available in English.

It's pretty big. Good thing there is a place inside to get some drinks if you have to.
Written September 4, 2021
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TrevorGillott
Sarasota, FL179 contributions
Culture Positive
Sep 2021
Most enlightening and fabulous architecture. High class venue of entertainment and daring back in the old world
Written September 2, 2021
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Ella H
Malaga, Spain6 contributions
Beautiful evening activity
Aug 2021
It's a really nice place to visit in the evening when the sun isn't so hot as there is little shade inside. If you go an hour or so before it closes there aren't many people there and you can really appreciate the architecture. You can visit for 30 mins or you could easily spend 3 hours there really looking at everything in detail. There are some nice places to look at views over Malaga (the port, the cathedral, etc.). I would say it is one of the most instagrammable places to visit in Malaga and it is relatively cheap to visit too.
Written August 30, 2021
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