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Malaga Alcazaba
Malaga Alcazaba

Malaga Alcazaba

Calle Alcazabilla, 2, Malaga, 29012

The Basics

One of the most important Moorish monuments still standing in Spain, the nearly-1,000-year-old Alcazaba stretches along a hilltop above Málaga. Join a guided walking tour to learn more about the history and architecture of the palace and nearby sights such as the Roman Theater. Málaga is close to several other cities with a Moorish past (Granada, Seville, and Córdoba), and it’s easy to visit them all on the same vacation.

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The Best of Malaga in 2 Hours on a Segway
The Best of Malaga in 2 Hours on a Segway
$65.17 per adult
Traveler Favorite
The Best of "Best of Malaga"!
"The Best of Malaga in 2 Hours on a Segway" was a very positive tour around and above Malaga. The guide (Fedor) was excellent; he gave us lots of interesting facts and knowledge (ie history), he was very helpful and he also seemed to enjoy the little trip with us. I also enjoyed the company of the other group members.
Gunnar_W, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Malaga

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Very informative
suejanssen226, Oct 2021
2-Hour English Guided Walking Tour in Malaga
The tour was very informative. The guide was very willing to answer all our questions. The pace was leisurely yet efficient.
star-5
Awesome Malaga walking tour
LynneHansen, Sep 2021
2-Hour English Guided Walking Tour in Malaga
Emiliano was a wonder tour guide. Very knowledgeable and had interesting fun facts. He went out of his way to make sure everyone questions were answered. He also took the time to give everyone in the group an opportunity to ask questions about Malaga and tips on what to see and do. I would highly recommend this tour.
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One to repeat
Paloma, Aug 2021
1.5-Hour Roman Theater and Alcazaba Castle Walking Tour
Great experience! Ready to do it again, relaxing and beautiful with excellent staff. Wasn’t sure what to expect and it was a 10 out of 10
star-5
Best ever guide
John_O, Jul 2021
Best of Málaga tour
Our guide Julio was fantastic. His English was excellent, as was his depth of knowledge and story telling skills about the history of Malaga. Julio took his time giving narratives and explaining the background and meaning for things we saw on the tour. He gave us several tips on restaurants and walks around the city and area. One our best guides ever!
star-5
Good compact tour
Jasper, Aug 2020
Alcazaba and Nasrid Palace in Malaga For Small Private Groups
A good tour with a good guide, the guide explained the most important historical and architecture Highlights In one hour of Alcazaba.
star-5
Interesting
Marg, Feb 2020
1.5-Hour Roman Theater and Alcazaba Castle Walking Tour
Useful tour to learn about the Roman theatre and alcazaba! Never knew there was so much apart the modern town of Malaga . I always use viator in every new place as they are regularly good helpful and knowledgeable guides
star-5
Highlights of malaga
SmH, Feb 2020
Best of Málaga tour
Excellent tour guide Highly recommend. Made history come alive greatly enjoyed all the little side trips
star-4
Javiar was very good and...
Janie, Jun 2016
Private 4-hour City Tour of Malaga (Shore excursion or hotel pick up)
Javiar was very good and knowledgeable. My only complaint I did not realize that the private transportation was only needed to go to the top view and then down to the city centre. We paid a lot for that when we did not really need it for more than that short time. I would have taken cabs instead and still used Javiar as our guide
star-5
Our tour guide Alejandro was...
Victoria O, Jun 2017
Malaga private full day tour from Costa del sol
Our tour guide Alejandro was amazing! He arrived on time to pick us up, and had a prepared itinerary for the day. Touring the Malaga sites with a local was much more interesting than visiting the sites on our own. Alejandro knew all of the history of each of the sites we visited with much more detail than the signs and brochures. We started at 9:00 a.m. and continued through 5:00 p.m. We visited Castillo de Gibralfaro, Plaza de Merced, Mercado Central de Atarazanas, Antigua Casa de Guardia, and Picasso's home. Alejandro spoke perfect English. Thank you for all the great Malaga memories!
star-5
A very good guided tour
amajrosengren, Jan 2020
1.5-Hour Roman Theater and Alcazaba Castle Walking Tour
Our guide “Gandi” was a very good guide. She gave us a lot of good information and was very patient with our small group. We shared more than one good laugh together. Thanks so much
star-5
Excellent experience with passionate guide
irina p, Nov 2019
Best of Málaga tour
We had a really good time on the best of Malaga tour! A lot of details were provided to us by Samuel Ruiz (our Guide) he definitely know his subject and very passionate about Malaga’s history😊
star-5
A fascinating insight into the history of Málaga.
Claire T, Dec 2019
1.5-Hour Roman Theater and Alcazaba Castle Walking Tour
Our excellent guide (Samuel) made the site come alive in an hour and a half; an interesting and informative tour.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • With its many steps and steep paths, the Alcazaba isn’t suitable for travelers with limited mobility.

  • There are restrooms and a café on-site.

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How to Get There

Located on a hill at the edge of Málaga’s historic district, the Alcazaba is reachable on foot from the city center. Or, go as part of a guided city tour that includes transport. Public buses also serve the entire city.

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When to Get There

The Alcazaba is open year-round except on major public holidays. Admission is free on Sunday afternoons, and weekends and the summer months are the busiest times to visit. Málaga’s Mediterranean climate is pleasant at any time of the year.

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The Castillo de Gibralfaro

Perched high above the Alcazaba is another Moorish attraction, the Castillo de Gibralfaro, built on the site of a former Phoenecian stronghold. Stroll along the castle ramparts for a bird’s-eye view of the surrounding area—and imagine what it must have been like to stand guard there, looking out for approaching enemy ships.

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