A beautiful behemoth constructed during the times of Abd-al-Rahman, the Alcazaba is visible from almost every street of Malaga. Offering jaw dropping views of the city, the climb up to Alcazaba is both exhilarating and breath taking. Standing tall for many centuries, Alcazaba is the older cousin of the Alhambra of Granada and Alcazar of Sevilla.
A great place to take some fantastic photos, the garden of Alcazba is full of gorgeous nooks and crannies. All in all, this monument gives an interesting peek into Roman, Arab and Renaissance culture.
Get to the highest point to this building and witness the panoramic view of the entire city up there. Alcazaba is accessible to the public via Alcazaba Tickets. The Alcazaba Ticket Prices are very cheap and affordable for anyone visiting there. If you are visiting the place for first time, go for Alcazaba Guided Tours. The Alcazaba Tour Prices may vary as well. There are no Alcazaba Ticket Costs during Sunday after a certain time. Visitors buying Tickets for Alcazaba can go joint tickets which will help them save some money. Nonetheless, the place is beautiful and you will not regret it spending money on it.
Alcazaba Travel Tips
- Disabled lift available.
- There isn’t enough information explaining the monument’s history. If you wish to learn about the monument, it’s better to hire a guide.
- The Alcazaba also has a vending machine for cold water and soft drinks at very inexpensive prices right within the complex.
- Closed on Jan 1st.
Entrance Ticket Details For Alcazaba
- Joint ticket Alcazaba & Gibralfaro: 3.50 euros
- Reduced (Malaga residents, children aged 6-16, students): 0.60 euro
- Free entry Sundays after 2pm.
How to Reach Alcazaba
- Nearest public transport: Paseo del Parque ( Ayuntamiento)(Bus number 32, 33, 34, 35)
- El Chinitas
- Cafe Madrid
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- Restaurante Mr.1
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95% of people who visit Malaga include Alcazaba in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
55% of people start their Alcazaba visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Alcazaba
70.83% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Alcazaba
Alcazaba Reviews & Ratings
Nice view over the city when you go up to Alcazaba. There is the possibility to get in for free at one day but I would also pay the small entrance fee anyways! It was really nice to look at and it is way bigger that I thought. They also have vending machines with cheap water wich is awesome when spending a little more time there.
The most beautiful and gigantic Arabic castle you could expect, filled with gardens (wild parrots included), fountains, oddities and restful places. A must-see, nothing less ! Just be aware that the structure is very labyrinthic and you might easily get lost in the palace section.
Amazing place, rich in history starting out as a Roman fort, and after the decline of the Roman empire and rise of Islam in c.750 the Arabs restored and improved the fortification making it more comfortable for the soldiers and families garrisoned there. To appreciate the scale of the place and the ingenuity involved in making it work, for instance the giant water cisterns for storing drinking water are that big you could use them as swimming pools you have to see it urself.
What a magical and nice place. For 5 € you can visit the lower and the upper castle. However the lift, which is important if you have a stroller, is out on Mondays. The sight is marvellous. You can enjoy the stay there
Perfect place to escape reality. You can feel, almost see, hear and smell the history. I would recommend to take enough time to explore the entire area from top to bottom. Take some time to sit down and just be present for awhile. Also the scenery is absolutely breathtaking! Coffee + salty and sweet snacks on the top are delicious, service friendly and quick. Toilets available. So worth it 🙏🏿