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  • Hours: Open 9:30am – 8pm in the summer, and 8:30am – 7pm in the winter. Closed Mondays.
  • Admission: Entrance is €2
If you’re in Malaga, chances are you’ve not missed the town’s citadel towering in the center of the city. Known as the Alcazaba de Malaga, and built around the middle of the 11th century to act as a palace to the region’s governors, today the Alcazaba receives visitors year-round and is noted for its impressive gardens and panoramic views of both the city and the sea.

La Alcazaba was built atop the vestiges of an old Roman fortress, and the proof of this is most evident in the Puerta de las Columnas gate (gate of the columns). Its name, in fact, refers and pays homage to the pre-existing roman structure used to help build the palace as it stands today. This gate and another lay before visitors on their way up to the structure which is actually two distinct architectural pieces: Alcazaba itself, and Gibralfaro Castle. Inside, you’ll see some of the noted gardens, fountains and towers in traditional Moorish design before entering the main lobby of the palace.

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Malaga Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

There's no better way to see the main sights and discover the history of Malaga than on a bike tour! You’ll have fun, enjoy the fresh air and learn ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.94

Private Malaga City Sightseeing Tour

See the best of Malaga on a private city sightseeing tour. A private tour allows you to explore Malaga, the capital of the Costa del Sol and birthplace of ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.19

Malaga Shore Excursion: City Segway Tour

Leave the cruise port and see the sights of Malaga by Segway! Hop aboard a self-balancing, electric Segway. Follow an expert local guide around Malaga’s ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.87

Private Malaga City Sightseeing Tour with Tapas

See the best of Malaga on this private city sightseeing tour. This half-walking, half-bus private tour is a delicious combination of Malaga sightseeing and ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.24

Malaga Shore Excursion: Private Malaga City Sightseeing Tour with Tapas

When your cruise ship arrives in port in Malaga, head out on a city sightseeing shore excursion. This half-walking, half-bus private tour is the best ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.24

Malaga Shore Excursion: Private City Sightseeing Tour

When you pull into port in Malaga, see the best of the city on a private sightseeing shore excursion. A private tour allows you to explore Malaga, the capital ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.19

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