Visit the Alcazaba of Malaga

1h30

Open Tour

The Alcazaba fortress on a hill in Malaga
The historic fortress with elements of Moorish architecture
The entrance to the elevator leading to the fortress
The view from the fortress
A courtyard in the palace

Experience description

On this self-guided visit, you will be able to explore Malaga’s Alcazaba, the best-preserved fortress of its kind in all of Spain.

The Alcazaba is an imposing 11th-century fortress situated on a hill in the center of Malaga. The name Alcazaba means ‘citadel’ and it ...
On this self-guided visit, you will be able to explore Malaga’s Alcazaba, the best-preserved fortress of its kind in all of Spain.

The Alcazaba is an imposing 11th-century fortress situated on a hill in the center of Malaga. The name Alcazaba means ‘citadel’ and it was for King Badis of the Berber Taifa of Granada, using materials from the Roman Theater. From the walls of the fortress, visitors can enjoy sweeping views over Malaga, the sea and the surrounding area.

The Alcazaba consists of an outer citadel with turrets and battlements, intended to defend the city. The inner citadel houses a Palace, which is built in the Moorish style.

Due to the historic nature of the Alcazaba, it is not entirely wheelchair-accessible but people with disabilities can visit parts of the fortress. There is an elevator from Calle Guillen Sotelo street behind the City Hall which can carry people and wheelchairs up to the fortress, and this service is available from Tuesday to Sunday. The surfaces inside the fortress may be uneven and the fortress does not have accessible restroom facilities.

Accessibility. What to expect?

  • Transportation

    Transportation not included

  • Bathrooms

    No accessible bathrooms available for the activity

  • Places

    Places present some barriers and minimum assistance is needed

    There are pathways with rocks, stones, or other terrain that makes them difficult to access

  1. Starting point: Main entrance to Alcazaba

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    Alcazaba of Malaga

    1h30

  3. End point: Main entrance to Alcazaba

From $4 USD / per person

*Price based on 2 travelers

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    Keeping you safe during COVID-19

    • Cleaning measures

      Enhanced cleaning protocol

    • Safety measures

      Local authorities safety protocols followed by all staff members

    • Social distancing measures

      Social distancing measures in place

      What's included

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      What's not included

    • Tour Guides

    • Ground transportation

    • Insurance

    Important information

    • The same price applies to all travelers. Please select the number of travelers with and without disabilities when booking on our website.

    • Please note that the price featured is the lowest price available based on 2 people traveling. Please get in touch with our travel experts to know what rates apply for your traveling dates / number of participants.

    • This trip can be arranged for customers traveling by themselves. Assistants and trained guides will be hired to assist and help out with the logistics needed.

    • Spoken language(s): Spanish, English.

    • Travel insurance is not included but an appropriate insurance based on your personal needs is highly recommended.

    • There is no restriction of any kind regarding this tour.

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