Free Tour Alcazaba - Explora Malaga
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Thursday and Saturday at 17:30
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Alcazaba and Muslim Málaga Free Tour

Málaga stayed under muslim control for almost 8 centuries, but their legacy is going to last forever. Discover about the moorish period in our city walking by the most important fortress/palace of its time, the Alcazaba.

Time to explore the flagship of the medieval Málaga

Between the historical city center and the sea, this fortress has seen Málaga growing and changing for almost a millennium. A free tour where to learn about the muslim legacy in a city they inhabit for 8 centuries, to listen about the unbelievable story of a castle that became a neighbourhood, as well as the christian reconquest and the unendable battle for the city in 1487 surrounded by the breathtaking views of the city and the bay.

  When

Thursdays and Saturdays at 17:30 (Tours not running on August 17th and 19th neither on Dec 25th, January 1st and Jan 6th)

  Duration

1,5 hour aprox

  Price

Free (You set the price of it). Alcazaba entrance fee not included. The price is 2,20€ per person or 0,60€ if you have a student or retirement card. More info

  Languages

English and Spanish. We have groups everyday in both languages.

  Meeting point

Alcazabilla Street, n.2 Entrance of the Alcazaba. More info

  How to identify our guide?

Find the guide with a blue umbrella.

  Tour highlights

Alcazaba, the muslim fortress, the palaces área, moorish period of Málaga, the fight of the christian conquest, spanish inquisition. More info

  End point

Inside the fortress.

  Accessibility

This tour is not wheelchairs accesible.Suitable for all ages. We recommend a bottle of water with you and comfortable shoes.

Meeting point

Alcazabilla Street, n.2. Entrance of the Alcazaba:

Alcazabilla is a very centrical Street in Málaga, next to Paseo del Parque and 2 minutes walking away from the Cathedral of Málaga. You may recognize the Street because of our roman theatre. The entrance is in the corner, next to a touristic information box.

How to identify our guide?
Our guides will be in the middle of the entrance  holding a big blue umbrella and wearing a blue t-shirt and a name tag. We recommend to book online.

Tour Highlights

Official Guides

Our team is only composed by licensed local guides in accordance with the law in Andalucia

Tripadvisor Nº1

Excellence certificate and Nº1 Guided Tours in Málaga in Tripadvisor, based in over 1000 reviews

100% Locales

We feel that we are ambassadors of the most beautiful city in the world, our hometown Malaga

Enthusiastic friendly guides

Our guides will help you to discover our city with enthusiasm and professionalism

A small local company

We are proud to be a small business that work only in Malaga and only for Malaga

Supporting responsible tourism

We collaborate to do sustainable activities regarding the environment and the daily life of Málaga neighbours

IMPORTANT INFO

  • Reservations for the Free Tour Alcazaba are not strictly necessary but highly advisable. In order to maintain the quality, numbers are limited in all our tours. If you have not booked, we recommend arriving at least 10 minutes before the scheduled time to ensure you get a space on the tour.

  • The tour is suitable for all ages, even so, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes, a bottle of water and some sun-tan lotion.

  • It does not include the entrance fee of Alcazaba, is 2,20€ per person or 0,60€ if you have a student or retirement card.

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FAQS

How does the free tour system work?

This is the title given to tours when clients set the price  of the tour. We consider it the fairest system and also ensures that our guides give their best service every tour.

Is it necessary to make a reservation for the free tours?

Reservations are not strictly necessary but highly recommended, number of visitors are limited at every tour for quality purposes. If you haven't booked, we strongly recommend arriving to the meeting point at least 15/10 minutes earlier in case the tour fills in. If you are a large group of 9 or more you will need to book a private tour.

What if I arrive late to the meeting point?

There is no problem, usually there are spaces left and joining the tour later. Our guides will be there waiting on the meeting point until 10/15 minutes after the tour begins.

Is there a lot of walking involved?

It’s a little harder than the free walking tour, however we consider it suitable for all ages.

Do we stop for a break?

We generally stop for a quick break (10 minutes or so). Perfect time to go to the restroom if you need to, find a bottle of water, etc.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

No. We're very sorry but it is not possible because of the many stairs of the fortress.

What should I bring?

Málaga´s climate is marvelous. However during the summer it can get very hot so don't forget your sunglasses, sun-tan lotion and a bottle of water. As well as comfortable shoes.

What if it rains? What if it is heavy rain?

Our tours run in all kinds of weather. In Málaga doesn ´t rain very often nevertheless. In the case of heavy rain the tour will run as usual so please bring an umbrella or a suitable rain gear.

May I leave before the tour ends?

There is no problema but please let your guide know so he/she doesn't wait for you at the next stop.

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