Alcazaba, Gibralfaro And Nasrid Palace In Malaga Private Tour

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 1 Hr
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  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    C/ Alcazabilla, 4, 29015 Málaga, Spain
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore one of the most popular monuments in Malaga and Islamic civilization on this 1-hour private tour with skip the line ticket. Walk with official guide through the Islamic Nasrid Palace and visit the stunning gardensand the nice views from the Alcazaba. La Alcazaba is Malaga's most important landmark, and overlooks the city from a hilltop inland. It is one of two Moorish fortresses in the city, the other being the Castillo de Gibralfaro, situated above. The Alcazaba is the best-preserved Moorish fortress palace in Spain.


Skip the line

Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Led by an art historian

Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

All entrance fees included

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Learn about the history of Islamic Malagaon this 1-hour guided tour of the Alcazaba and Nasrid Palace with skip the line ticket. Every hour on the hour, this tour is available. A specialist and historianguide will lead you around the vast complex, dating back more than 1000years. Marvel at the magnificent mix of Islamic art and culture.

Once the tour is confirmed, it will start fromtheentrance area of Alcazaba, which is close to the Plaza de Aduana and the Roman theatre in Calle Alcabazilla, which forms part of the city walls. We willpass through the Puerta de la Bveda (Gate of the Vault), a typical Moorish puerta en recodo (a defensive castle entrance designed to delay the arrival of attackers). A little higher up, we pass through the Puerta de la Columnas (Gate of the Columns), which was built using Roman marble columns to hold up the Moorish horseshoe arches.

Entering the lower precincts of the Alcazaba, you see the second puerta en recodo under the Torre del Cristo (Christ's Tower). This was where the first mass was celebrated following the victory over the town by the Reyes Catolicos, and continued to be used as a chapel. The lower precinct follows the contours of the hill, and you can stop and rest at the Plaza de Armas, which is now a garden with fountains and a bastion on the south side which once defended the coast.

Following the little cobbled paths through the Puerta de los Cuartos de Granada (Gate of the Halls of Granada), which features a row of caliphal arches leading to the Torre de la Armadura Mudjar (Mudejar Armoury Tower) with its 16th-century carved wooden ceiling. The Torre de Maldonaldo (Maldonado Tower), with its original marble columns and balconies, offers the best views so far.

The next two courtyards in the palace are the Patio de los Naranjos (Courtyard of the Orange Trees) and the Patio de la Alberca (Courtyard of the Pool). The palace is quite extensive with arches, towers, gates, and original marble columns. The tour ends one hour later outside the palace.


Local taxes

Professional art historian guide

Small Groups maximum 10 people

Entry/Admission - Castillo de Gibralfaro


Transportation to/from attractions

Food and drinks


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Guaranteed after confirmation, Nasrid Palace and Alcazaba

Once the tour is confirmed, the supplier will send you the appointment time with your tour guide as soon as possible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

  • 20-Feb-2022

    Mohammed gave us a terrific tour of alcazaba and gibrafaro. He was very knowledgeable, offered historical background and is passionate about his job

  • 08-Sep-2019

    Impresionante visita guiada por la Alcazaba y los Palacios Nazaries de Malaga. Un palacio fortaleza que te recuerda a la Alhambra de Granada. Nuestra guia nos hizo la visita muy amena, contandonos la historia de estos lugares, con datos historicos y anecdotas. Estuvimos varias horas andando pero se nos hizo corto, el tiempo paso volando. La visita fue realmente entretenida y muy bonita. Un lugar impresionante y con unas vistas espectaculares de Malaga. No duden en hacerla, se lo pasaran muy bien.

  • 10-Aug-2019

    Lenta y pausadamente recorrer todo el entorno de la Alcazaba y los Palacios Nazaríes, de vez en cuando tomar asiento en este o aquel lugar, imaginar esa gran cultura que formó parte de nuestra historia, caminaron por estos mismos suelos, se ven desgastados por ello, amaron, crearon, combatieron y soñaron... Bellísimos recuerdos y lugares. Imprescindible visita.

  • 10-Aug-2019

    Très pentu mais avec un magnifique point de vue, cette jolie balade est à faire le matin quand la température est encore supportable !

  • 06-Aug-2019

    Excellente promenade à faire; Forte montée mais cela vaut le déplacement pour la vue sur le port et la ville. Fortifications bien conservées. Sympa à faire en famille. Je recommande.

  • 07-May-2019

    A really interesting tour of a fortified palace overlooking the city centre. The moorish influence is very dominant, and a delight to see. The skills exhibited in using the contours of the site to create delightful gardens and courtyards are amazing. However, you do need to be fit because some of the pathways are quite steep, and there are lots of steps. Do not forget your camera.

  • 04-May-2019

    The Alcazaba lies right in the center of Malaga. Just stepping inside the walls and all becomes tranquil. Beautifully restored ancient fort with lots of views of the city and sea. Beautiful gardens and mosaics. Well worth the 3,50€ entrance fee.