Delve into 11th-century history of the Moorish conquest of Spain at Alcazaba. Built on the site of an ancient Roman village, the fortress served as a military stronghold for the Moors up until the Reconquista. Tour the inner labyrinth of the fortress to see impressive Muslim architecture. Wander the gardens full of notable fountains and landscaping. Appreciate panoramic views of the coastline from the fortress walls. Directly in front of the entrance is an old Roman amphitheater that you can tour in addition to the fortress with the purchase of a single ticket. See Alcazaba and all Malaga has to offer by arranging your trip with our Malaga visit planning site .
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  • For a historian I think this place can tell you a lot. A heritage site that benefits us and the future. It you want to have a great view of the coast then this is the place to be! Stunning ❤️  more »
  • Pleasant walk which offers magnificent views of the city and the port. Visit recommended in the morning or late afternoon.
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  • Good views and much to see but there is no info in English. Really steep stairs up to the top so bring good shoes
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  • Alcazaba is a beauty! We guided ourselves up the winding pathways, exploring the books and crannies of the fortification. The views of the bay from the towers are lovely. We also enjoyed the exhibit of pottery excavated from the site. It was an easy enough walk up and down for my 76 year old mother.
  • Great. Great. Great view of the city. So many towers within Alcazaba that you can take brilliant shots of the city and multiple angles of the city. Of course, the fortress itself is beautiful - make sure to purchase an Audio guide to know more about significance of the architecture and the fortress history - quite insightful.
  • Very impressed by the architecture! Leaflet had enough information for a basic understanding of the history behind these walls and it's fascinating! Better to read more about it on the net. Amazing view of the sea and around it, but a shame some of the areas (i.e. dungeons) were closed when I was there.
  • This is an amazing place to visit, so beautiful and with so much history. Besides, you can also have a wonderful view of downtown Malaga. I totally recommend. It’s a fair price.
  • Hidden gem in the middle of the city. If you can spare an hour while visiting Málaga, go there. The entrance is just 2,20 € (the last entrance is at 19:30) and you will be rewarded with lovely courtyards and spectacular views over the old town! There is even a small bar where you can have a drink overlooking the harbour.

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For a chance to experience the heart of the city center, you will want to stay in the area surrounding Calle Larios and Alameda Principal. This constitutes the commercial shopping district of the city and is a convenient walk to the city's main attractions and beaches. Another option is the historical city center, where an array of lively tapas bars and shops intermix with the dramatic Gothic architecture. For a true beach vacation, choose to stay in one of the hotels lining the city beach where you can soak up views of the beautiful Costa Dorada away from the hustle and bustle of the city center.
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