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Built between 1057 and 1063, this is probably the most important military fortification remaining from the Hispanic-Arabic period.
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Calle Alcazabilla s/n, 29015 Malaga, Spain
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All reviews moorish architecture water features combined ticket roman theatre great views of malaga entrance fee worth a visit sunday afternoon worth the climb couple of hours walk up great place to visit nice walk city centre alhambra palace granada
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Reviewed today

This is a great way to spend a couple of hours. Buy a combined ticket so that you can then visit the Castillo de Gibralfaro. very cheap. About 5E each i think.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JaneWindermere
Reviewed yesterday

Only after we paid and entered we noticed from the free map that large part of the castle wasn't open including the pasage to the Gribalfaro.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank William D
Reviewed yesterday

Had a bit trouble finding entrance . Walked all round looking for lift.Did find viewpoint and able to take photos of Malaga and surroundings from there. Very worthwhile visit wasn’t too busy and we enjoyed ambiance of the place. Lots of interesting rooms to look...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brianmargaret
Reviewed yesterday

It's endless full of paths and corridors, fountains, orange trees and nice views. If you dont want to climb up to the castle - go there and you will spend nice time for money. beautiful architecture.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Anna Michalina G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not a patch on Granada’s Alhambra or Seville’s Alcazar, but worth a hour of you time in Malaga. We got a combined ticket which included Castillo de Gibralfaro. We walked up there after the Alcabaza, steep climb, but ok if you’re fairly fit(can get a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Proinsias Ó
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wader through the C11 Palace, first you can climb the steps and walk around the battlement walls (free). Entrance was €7 for two. We went in February on a sunny day but were glad it wasn't to hot. There are great views out over the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank VanessaandPete
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited on a Monday -p although guide booklet says closed! Parts quite steep and if wet could be very slippery. Some interesting rooms and gardens and Moorish artefacts. My only criticism is that all the explanatory information was given solely in Spanish, would have been...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jodian
Reviewed 6 days ago

From outside the Alcazaba looks large and impressive but inside i found it quite boring - moving from room to room full of ......nothing

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank henhome
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Alcazaba is a breath of history in the second oldest city in Spain. Walking the old stones gives a hint of what the old days were like.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ithaca96
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great site for history lovers. although you need to be a little fit as there is a long walk up the hill, lots of stairs as well. But if you can manage, it is while worth the sweat. The view from the top is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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9 July 2018|
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Response from 119bertilg | Reviewed this property |
Rand has all the answers! Wish you a nice journey.
9 July 2018|
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Response from Colin H | Reviewed this property |
Tickets are available just inside the entrance. They include an audio-guide which you can use on your way round. There is a special price for seniors. I paid something like 3 euro. Very good value for money.
14 March 2018|
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Response from Just_Tina_C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we were there on Sunday 4th March after 2pm and it was free
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