Alcazaba of Malaga

The Alcazaba was built by the Hammudid dynasty in the 11th century. It is the best preserved fortress palace in Spain and on a par with the Krak Des Chevaliers in Syria. The entrance is on Calle Alcazabilla next to the Roman amphitheatre. The fortress was built on a Roman garrison, a lot of the stonework used in the construction of the Alcazaba came from the garrison. There is another entrance if you can find it on Calle Guillen Sotelo. Its marked Asencor A la Alcazaba, it's a tunnel that leads to a lift into the Alcazaba. Inside the Alcazaba there are a seres of walkways, defences and gardens. On Sunday afternoon from 2.00pm to 4:00pm the Alcazaba is free to enter and is worth a visit. For more information on the Alcazaba in Malaga see below.

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 Alcazaba of Malaga click the image to enlarge

Getting there

By Car Try to avoid the centre of Malaga entering on the south side by exiting off the AP7 on to MA21 then MA22. That will put you on the coast road and less traffic. See below for parking in Malaga.


By Bus The nearest bus stop is Alameda Principal otherwise Malaga bus station. Click here to travel by bus.


By Train The nearest train station is Malaga Central. Click here to travel by train.

More information


For parking in Malaga click here. for general rules on street parking click here.

Prices and opening times

Entry 2.20 euro

3.55 to include the castle 

Free Sundays after 2:00pm
Summer: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Winter: 09:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. On Mondays the elevator does not work.



Calle Alcazabilla, 29005, Malaga


There is disabled access to the Alcazaba via a tunnel off Calle Guillen Sotelo marked Asencor A la Alcazaba (see map below). But once in the Alcazaba accessibility is limited.



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Dogs are not permitted in the Alcazaba.

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  • Donald. T (Tuesday, July 24 18 06:50 am BST)

    It's free on Sunday afternoons and the views looking down on Malaga and the port are fantastic. defiantly worth a visit.

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