Built in 1040 on a hill dominating the town, this fortress-palace, whose name in Arabic means citadel, is one of the largest Muslim military buildings preserved in Spain and the most popular landmark in Málaga. It combines its defensive purpose with the beauty of an Arab palace. Do not miss the gardens with marvelous alleys of bougainvillea and jasmine or the superb view over the town and the marina.

Info & location
City/Province Malaga

Calle Alcazabilla, 2, 29012 Málaga.


From April 1 to October 31: 09:00h -  20:00h.

From November 1 to March 31: 09:00h - 18:00h. Closed: 24, 25 and 31 December and 1 January.


General admission: € 3,50. Combined Alcazaba-Gibralfaro castle: € 5,50.  Free visit every Sunday from 14:00h.

Our tip

The most comfortable option to visit the Alcazaba is to take the elevator located at its bottom,  in Guillén Sotelo street.

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