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What to do in Malaga: Visit the Alcazaba

Looking for things to do in Malaga? The Alcazaba fortress palace in Málaga is a beautiful historical place to visit. Built during the Muslim period in the early 11th century, the Alcazaba is the best-preserved Moorish fortress palace in Spain. It is built on a hill in the centre of the city, so you can enjoy stunning views of the port and the city. The Alcazaba has a distinct feel from its more famous, younger neighbours, the Alcazar of Sevilla and the Alhambra of Granada. But little did I know it was actually already three centuries old when the others were build.

Opening hours:

Summer: 09.00 hrs to 20.00 hrs (1st April to 31st October)

Winter: 09.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs (1st November to 31st March)

(last admission half an hour before closing)

Closed 1 Jan, 28 Feb & 25 Dec.

Normal tickets: €2.20

Joint ticket Alcazaba & Gibralfaro: €3.50

Reduced (Malaga residents, children aged 6-16, students): €0.60

Free entry Sundays after 2pm.


Calle Alcazabilla 2, 29012 Málaga

Tel: +34 952 227 230

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