The Alcazaba of Malaga

The Alcazaba of Malaga

This fortress palace, whose name in Arabic means citadel, is one of the city’s historical monuments and is much visited because of its history and beauty.

The building that dates from the Muslim period is located at the foot of the Gibralfaro hill, crowned by the Arab defence works to which the Alcazaba is connected by a walled passage known as the Coracha. With the Roman Theatre and the Aduana Customs Building, this special corner offers the chance to observe Roman, Arab and Renaissance culture, all within a few yards of each other.

According to Arab historians, it was built between 1057 and 1063 at the instructions of Badis, King of the Berber Taifa of Granada. Transported material was used in its construction and columns, capitals and other materials were taken from the nearby Roman Theatre.


FromApril 1to October31from 9 am. to 8 pm.

From November 1to March31from 9 am. to 6 pm.

Free Sundays from 2 pm.

Closed: 24, 25 and31 Decemberand1 January.

Duration: 1,30 h.


Overall: 3,50 €

Visit Alcazaba-Gibralfaro: 5,50€

Free tour every Sunday at 14:00h.and until its closure.

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