Visit the Alcazaba of Malaga

If you like history and you are in Malaga, read this post carefully. Because today we present the visit to the Alcazaba of Malaga. In addition to being an impressive monument, you can see from it the entire city of Malaga.

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A little history of the Alcazaba of Malaga

The citadel of Málaga is a palatial fortification from the Muslim period. On a previous fortification of Phoenician-Punic origin. It is also on the slopes of Mount Gibralfaro, in an elevated position and linked to the historic centre of the city. Which constituted the ancient madina of Mālaqa. Gibralfaro Castle is located at the top of the hill.

This palace fortress whose name in Arabic means citadel is one of the historical monuments of the city, a space very visited to combine history and beauty in the same enclosure.

Today’s Alcazaba is the result of a long historical process that could be divided into four stages:

  1. The Arab period, from the 10th to the 15th century
  2. After the Reconquest until the 18th century
  3. The abandonment of its military structure
  4. Its recovery as a Historic-Artistic Monument from the 1930s to the present day.


The Alcazaba is a building built on rock. In which it emphasizes the harmonious conjunction of the defensive necessities and the beauty of its rooms and interior gardens.

Since its construction, it was an urban fortress, with political-administrative use. Of the 15,000 square meters of interior space that are preserved today. 3,478 are constructions that could be described as civil. 3,516 military buildings and the rest is unbuilt area.

Visit to the Alcazaba of Malaga

Climbing in an elevator

To get to know this monument, you can take the Alcazaba de Málaga elevator, which you can take from the Guillén Sotelo street.

Timetables Alcazaba Málaga

The Alcazaba de Málaga is open every day of the week, from April to October, from 9 am to 8 pm, and from November to March, from 9 am to 6 pm.

Ticket prices Alcazaba de Málaga

The prices of the entrance to visit the Alcazaba are:

  • normal rate, 3,50 euros
  • reduced rate, 0.60 euros, for residents in Malaga, children from 6 to 16 years old, students, retired people and pensioners.

If you also plan to visit the Gibralfaro Castle, you can benefit from a joint ticket for 5.50 euros.

You should also bear in mind that on Sundays after 2pm you can visit the Alcazaba of Málaga for free.

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