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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  • As that Arab fortress and pretty good condition, affordable price and the center of the city. It has rides nice inside and even a cafeteria. Good views. Should restore it whole for visits so the area can be visited is not very wide.
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  • We visited it with a freetour of "strolling through Europe" and we loved it. If you visit it on your own you miss a lot of information.
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  • Fantastic historical landmark from the Arab invasion of the Peninsula Iberica. Built over Roman fortifications this place deserves a visit. Don't just a nice view but an opportunity to learn about man...  more »
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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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