Alcazaba

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

Historic Sites • History Museums
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09:00 - 20:00
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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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Yorkshire holiday girl
York, UK7 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Easy to walk around in sturdy shoes. Plenty of shady areas to explore. Not suitable for wheelchairs tho. Beautiful architecture.
Written 23 May 2022
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Tori
Wisconsin106 contributions
May 2022
great architecture, peaceful gardens, and gorgeous views. spend a few hours here and enjoy the weather
Written 22 May 2022
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Ectoplasm Fantasia
Birmingham, UK1,065 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Well kept and beautiful views.

Recommend taking the lift up and then walking back down.

Lovely cafe just outside.

Definitely worth a trip up if you are in Malaga.
Written 21 May 2022
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Rikke H
Solroed Strand, Denmark122 contributions
May 2022
Beautiful gardens and stunning views of the city and surrounds. Highly recommend a visit. We paid like 3 Euro in entre and then you pay something extra to get access to an app telling you about the things you see when walking around. Easy to find you way around.
Written 13 May 2022
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suntracker
Grand Isle138 contributions
May 2022
The elevator to the castle was easy to find though we ended up walking up the usual path from the ticket office. Definitely worth a visit. Can overlook the Roman theatre from the castle walls.
Written 13 May 2022
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carolavon
Cork27 contributions
May 2022
This is a must if you are travelling to Malaga. It is well worth the visit for the views over Malaga alone
Written 13 May 2022
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Graham B
London130 contributions
Apr 2022
Don't visit this after the Alhambra in Granada! Clearly an important historical site in Malaga and worth a visit but compared to its Granada equivalent rather uninspiring. The rooms at the centre, when you eventually get to them , are very sparse and unloved - a few brown pots in poor display cases and no explanations in english.
Written 9 May 2022
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Cheryl H
Exeter, UK125 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
This citadel built in a strategic position in the early 11th century. The area had been inhabited since around 600BC by the Phoenicians.Has amazing views of the city and even as far as Africa. A striking monument surrounded by crenelated walls and the typical Moorish horseshoe shaped entrance.
Written 25 April 2022
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donsimone
Macclesfield, UK118 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Visited with friends on a city break.
I know Malaga well and this has always been one of my favourite places to stroll around, good in the cooler months as it's quite sheltered from the breeze. In the summer it's good in the evening.
Wear sensible shoes as it can be a little tricky underfoot.
Best value ticket is joint entry with Gibralfaro. (€10 for 4 x Seniors)
Written 17 April 2022
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TravellerOxford
Oxfordshire, UK657 contributions
Mar 2022
Definitely worth a look and even better if you haven’t yet been to the Alhambra in Granada; the latter being somewhat grander. But it’s great to visit as it’s pretty central and dominates Malaga - almost as much as the Cathedral!

Be sure to take the lift/elevator if you don’t fancy the walk. Finding it was painful as from the small tourist office located at the top (just in front of the Roman amphitheatre) go down the smooth slope on the right/towards the Port and take the small, first turning on your left - Calle Guillen Sotelo, and the lift entrance is 200yards on your left. Entrance is labelled 'Ascensor' (see picture).

You can buy a ticket at this entrance or you can buy a combined ticket for Gibralfaro & Alcazaba - neither are expensive. These two sites aren’t really linked, although there is a walkway from the outside of Gibralfaro which leads down to the Alcazaba. I believe it’s over 30mins. But better to jump in a taxi to Gibralfaro and hope that you can catch one back… or there is a local bus.

In my opinion, both sites are worth visiting.
Written 11 April 2022
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