Located between the historical city center and the sea, this fortress has seen Málaga growing and changing for almost a millennium. A 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 siege in 1487 surrounded by the breathtaking views of the city and the bay.
Entrance of the Alcazaba on Alcazabilla street next to the tourist information center:
Alcazabilla is a very centrical Street in Málaga, next to Paseo del Parque and 2 minutes walking away from the catedral Málaga. The street is right next to the roman theatre. The entrance is in the corner, next to a tourist information center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s a little harder than the free walking tour, however we consider it suitable for all ages.
We pass by a restroom we will stop at in case anyone needs it, but do not make a formal break during this tour.
No. We’re very sorry but it is not possible because of the many stairs of the fortress.
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.
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.
There is no problem but please let your guide know so he/she doesn’t wait for you at the next stop.