Tags : Sightseeing
Timings : November – March: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
April - October: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Entry Fee : Adult:EUR 3.50
Reduced: EUR 1.50
Combined Alcazaba and Gibralfaro
Reduced: EUR 2.50
Groups: EUR 4.00
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Located on the hilltop in the centre of the city, the Alcazaba is an old Moorish castle that was built in the 11th century. One can get brilliant views of the entire city on climbing up the ramparts. A small palace on the top holds numerous excavations and historical artefacts.
Built on the ruins of a Roman bastion, the Alcazaba is an ancient Moorish castle built in the ninth century. The Muslim rulers of the town headed their government from this citadel for many years. Perched on the Mount Gibralfaro, the palace was designed with 110 main towers and three rounds of defence walls. There are still some towers remaining now like the Torre de la Vela, Torre del Homenaje and the entrance Arco de Cristo. There is also a beautiful garden in the courtyard of the castle. The Museum of Malaga is housed in the Alcazaba which consists of two small museums: the Provincial Museum of Fine Arts and the Archaeology Museum. The first one exhibits a brilliant collection go 19th century paintings, while the second museum exhibits Roman antique goods, like Hispano Arab pottery and models of the castle.
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