The use of Roman ruins as building material for the Alcazaba is most evident in Puerta de las Columnas. The gate's name refers to the Roman columns used in its construction which are still visible today. This gate leads into the beautiful terraces and gardens of Alcazaba which offer great views of the city and its harbour.
after pulling down all the houses built on it centuries after centuries,roman amphitheater recovers its office!
11th century fort built at the foot of gibralfaro castle.
open from 9.30am to 8pm (6pm in winter);monday closed.
same opening hours for nearby "castillo de gibralfaro",entrance on "paseo de reding".
Inside the Palace, there are three consecutive courtyards. The first, the Patio de los Surtidores ( Jets of Water ) with a row of caliphal arches leading to the Torre de la Armadura Mudejar. with a sixteenth century carved wooden ceiling and the Torre de Maldonado, with lovely original marble columns and a splendid view of the city.
The Nazari Palace is reached through a restored pavillion and contains the Patio de los Naranjos ( Orange Trees ) and the Patio de la Alberca ( Pool ). Behind it is the quarter of dwellings.
The "Pool" reminded me of the Reflecting Pool at the Alhambra.
Built on a hill with a view over the sea and the city is the fortress and palace of Malaga's Muslim governors. The only remaining building from medieval times, the ALCAZABA DE MALAGA'S irregular ground plan is adapted to the topography of the land and consists of two walled areas. It was once a Royal palace, where Felipe V stayed on a visit to the city. In 1843 it stopped being military property. Its restoration was proposed in 1931 by architect Antonio Palacios Ramilo and historian and scholar Juan Temboury.
Entry is 1,90Euro
Combined price for Gibralfaro & Alcazaba 3.15 Euro
Free entry on Sundays
Located on the lower, western end of the Gibralfaro Hill, the Alcazaba isn’t stunningly beautiful like its regional cousin the Alhambra, but it’s still a nice palace-fortress built in the Moorish style. Here you’ll find some pleasant terraced gardens, arab bathes and an exhibition of Muslim ceramics and pottery.
Cost: 1.80, 60 cents for students
Bottom-line: My favorite site in Old Town Malaga, a good place for some culture if you’ve had too much of the beach.
Perched on the edge of the hill above the city centre is Malaga's Moorish Palace, the Alcazaba. Very good value, you can buy a combined ticket for this, the ceramics museum and the Gibralfaro Castle for around 3 euros.
The Alcazaba was built 900 years ago. It uses sophisticated defenses, a series of brick walls, towers, Moorish gates and zig-zag routes. In the centre at the highest point is the palace, with courtyards, pools and orange trees. Again, you can get pleasant views over Malaga's rooftops.
The palace is now used for a ceramics and pottery museum. The information is in Spanish and describes the city's pot and brick making industry, as well as the construction of the Alcazaba.
Entrance via the ticket office behind the Roman amphitheatre. There is a lift too (not Moorish!!) which can take you straight to the museum through the hill.
The Alcazaba is close to the Palace of Diputacion, at the mountain of Gibralfaro, down Gibralfaro castle
It has a Palace, a neigborough, some patios ... I am afraid I had not visited (yes I am embarased to say, specially as I had been living 3 years just five minutes walking distance from there lol maybe next time)
Price is 1,80 € (3 € for alcazaba and gibralfaro tickets) Be careful with the new ticket machines can confuse .... (jejeje own experience lol)
9.30 - 20.00 h. (summer)
9.30 - 18.00 h. (winter)
The first time I saw the Alcazaba I never thought that walking throght it was gonna be so amazing as it was. I expected that the interior would be in ruins and that the only thing that I was gonna see were old stones and ruins from the Islamic Age, as this architectural ensemble was built in the 9th century when the moorish dominated the south of Spain. But how attonished was I, when I found beaaaaaaaaaautiful yards (patios), gardens, flowers, fountains... It´s and incredible place. And the view of Malaga from it it's awesome. You can see the whole city from there. There's also a museum with objects from those times. You canNOT miss this place!!!
The Alcazaba is a 15th Century Moorish fort.Close to the fort is a 1st Century Roman theatre which is under restoration right now. The fort is across a hill which used to form part of the shore line.It now forms the port that was recaptured from the sea.
Entrance to the Roman Theatre is by the Alcazba and is free. Entrance to the Alcazaba and its museum costs €0.80.
Opening times are Monday to Friday 09:30 - 20:00 (but closed all day Tuesday). Saturday 10:00 - 13:00, Sunday 10:00 - 14:00. Note these are summer times and it shuts earlier during the winter months.
There is a Tourist Office located at the entrance.
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