The Alcazaba and the Castle of Gibralfaro, the monumental greatness of Malaga
05 Sep 2017

The Alcazaba and the Castle of Gibralfaro, the monumental greatness of Malaga

05 Sep 2017

A visit to Malaga can’t be complete without going up to the Alcazaba, the palace built on the XI Century by the Moorish rulers of the city, over the ruins of an ancient Roman fortress, at a hill over the mountain of Gibralfaro.

Without any doubt, Malaga’s Alcazaba, that we already talked about during the Roman Theatres series of shows, is one of the most iconic monuments of our DC. For example, it’s the most important and better conserved Muslin military piece all over Spain: an impressive fortress built on the rock and created to be equally strong and beautiful, with amazing rooms and gardens.

During the tour you can enjoy its maze of walls, getting next to the Door of the Columns and the Arc of Christ, a palce that offers one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the city. Other great spots are the Square of the Arms, a place where the Muslims gathered for defending the citadel from the enemy, the gardens at the Patio de los Surtidores or the Nazarí Palace, from the XIV Century.

The Alcazaba is also connected by a hallway to the Castle of Gibralfaro, that tops the mountain. To complete our tour, we recommend to also visit the Roman Theater, that holds another great view from the top. In fact, some days it’s possible to see The Strait of Gibraltar and even the Rif mountains in Africa.

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