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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  • Good cultural moment in family with which the children of culture of Malaga impregnated while enjoying.
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  • 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.  more »
  • Beautiful walk around and within the walls of the ancient fortress. Gardens, fountains, amazing view of the city and the port from the towers and along the wall. Travel back in time with the exhibitio...  more »
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  • A real piece of history, easy to reach from the city centre. There's lots of uphill walking, but the fabulous views are worth the effort! There's also a bar for refreshments. The grounds are well kept with information about the different plants and fruits and what they were used for. A small room with information about the history of the building. I believe admittance was free after a certain time in the afternoon.
  • Amazing place. Ticket prices €7 for two hours.Two hours is enough for this castle only.(without Giblafaro which is on top of the mountain and walking distance is around 20 min.) Amazing views. You can buy some refreshment inside. Strongly recommend
  • Must see when coming to Spain. Humungous. Needs the whole day to visit and take everything in. It gets very hot in summer so remember to stay hydrated. Rich in Islamic history. Unforgettable. It’s on a hill so find a method of transportation than walking up, save your energy till when you’re actually inside.
  • You will wander around, probably get lost but you will love it. It has beautiful grounds, beautiful rooms, amazing artifacts and a great view. An orange tree lined path, roses in the gardens and meandering fountains make it a beautiful, peaceful spot.
  • This place was huge, we recommend to go there in the afternoon since it’s very hot outside. The entrance is free after 14h, at least on Sundays. It’s a perfect monument for history lovers. Definitely recommended. There is a small cafe in the fortress that offers refreshments, ice cream and coffee.
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