Calle Alcazabilla, Gibralfaro

At the bottom of Gibralfaro Hill in the city centre of Malaga is a spectacular palace-fortress called the Alcazaba which was built in the 11th century and was used by Muslim governors. It is a mere stoneĀ“s throw from the ancient Roman Amphitheatre and Gibralfaro Castle and it is in fact joined to the castle by two walls known as La Coracha.

The first stone of the ancient building was laid in 1057 for King Badis of Granada and it is an impressive castle with huge defence towers, doors and ramparts on the outside of the building. However, on entering through the Gate of the Granada Quarters (Puerta de los Cuatros de Granada) you will discover a magnificent palace and be guided through the building to see the governorĀ“s quarters and the Archaeological Museum which has a number of interesting objects from past civilisations, not to mention the beautiful landscaped gardens.

A visit to the Alcazaba is an absolute must-see if you want to check out spectacular architecture which reveals something of Malaga’s past civilisations.

Malaga Travel Guide | Monuments in Malaga

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