Alcazaba of Malaga

Alcazaba of Malaga: Our most recommended tours and activities

Málaga: Alcazaba and Roman Theatre Guided Tour With Entry

1. Málaga: Alcazaba and Roman Theatre Guided Tour With Entry

The Alcazaba of Málaga is one of the most beautiful attractions that you can visit while you are here in the city. Come and visit this stunning Muslim Palace by exploring its fortress, gardens and decorated backyards. Learn about its art, history, architecture and discover its hidden legends and curiosities that make this place so special. Finally, you will find out how the Christians conquered the Alcazaba and Málaga while admiring one of the most beautiful views of the city that will leave you speechless!

Malaga: Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Experience Card Options

2. Malaga: Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Experience Card Options

Malaga boasts pretty streets, leafy boulevards, and lush gardens. See the major attractions of this lovely city with a 24-hour Malaga Essential Experience ticket for a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour or the Malaga Iconic Ticket which also includes entry to the MIMMA and the Malaga Automobile Museum. With the aid of the tour’s onboard multilingual audio commentary, learn why the Malaga Cathedral is called La Manquita – the one-armed lady! Also, hear all about the old palace fortress and its 2 rings of walls. On the open-top double-decker bus, enjoy panoramic views of the city as well. You can visit the Alcazaba (entry not included), where you’ll find a museum and pleasant gardens along with breathtaking views. While in the vicinity, stop by Castillo de Gibralfaro for a look at the ramparts and more spectacular views. You may want to see the ancient Teatro Romano and the reconstruction work that’s underway. Don’t forget the Picasso Museum, another important attraction in the city of his birth. Also enjoy free access to the Interactive Museum of Music, when an appropriate ticket is selected, where you can tap into your musical prowess, and try your hand at a variety of instruments. Entry to the Automobile Museum is now included in all tickets. The Blue Line starts at 11:00 AM from Vialia and joins the Red Line at 2:00 PM. Frequency every 60 minutes until 2:00 PM. After that, every 30 minutes. The Green Line (Botanical Gardens) is from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (first and last tour from Malaga Bus Station). Frequency every 75 minutes. Blue Route Blue Line:1.Vialia - Renfe2.Russian and Automobile Museums3.Puerto4.Centre Pompidou5.Calle Larios Green Line: 1.Estación de Autobuses2.Vialia - Renfe3.Callejones del Perchel4.Pasillo Santa Isabel5.Cruz Roja6.San José Parque7.Camino de Casa Bermeja8.Jardín Botánico9.Camino de Casa Bermeja10. Estadio de Futbol11.Martiricos12.Guimbarda13.Cercanías Red Line: 1. Renfe / Vialia Train Station 2. Centro de Arte 3. Puerto Alborania Museum 4. Plaza de la Marina Main street 5. Paseo del Parque Auditorio 6. Centro Pompidou Málaga 7. Paseo de la Farola La Lighthouse 8. Playa de la Malagueta Beach la Malagueta 9. Plaza de Toros Bull Ring 10. Castillo de Gibralfaro Castle (closed until further notice) 11. Basílica de Sta. María de la Victoria Church 12. Plaza de la Merced 13. Museo Carmen Thyssen 14. Avenida Andalucía If you opt for the Malaga Experience Card, then there's a whole host of other treats you'll receive on your Malaga adventure, including entry to some of the city's best attractions, such as the Picasso Museum, and many more. Malaga Experience 24-Hour Ticket Inclusions: 24hr Hop on Hop off Bus tourBoat TripEntry to any of the following:Casa Natal Picasso y Fundación PicassoMuseo Carmen ThyssenMuseo Picasso MálagaMuseo RusoMuseo PompidouMuseo Revello de ToroCuevas del Tesoro The boat trip is included on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. On Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, instead of a boat trip, a flamenco show is included.Guided Walking Tour 24-Hour Hop on Hop off Iconic Malaga Ticket inclusions: 24-hour Hop on Hop off bus tour with entry to the MiMMA (Interactive Music Museum) and the Malaga Automobile Museum.

Málaga: Roman Theatre and Alcazaba Guided Tour

3. Málaga: Roman Theatre and Alcazaba Guided Tour

Journey through time on a guided tour of the Roman Theater (Teatro Romano) and Alcazaba in Málaga. Travel back to the days of Augustus, considered the 1st emperor of the Roman Empire from 27 BC until his death in AD 14. Situated in the cultural heart of Málaga, the ruins lie at the foot of the Alcazaba and are the oldest monument in the city. Learn the history of the theater before moving on to the best-preserved Alcazaba in Spain. Enter the historic citadel to climb the walls and cross the former chapel of the Puerta del Arco de Cristo. Discover the beautiful Patio de Armas and get amazing views of the city from the top of the hill. Hear what the building was used for and how it evolved over time, following the 15th-century Siege of Málaga during the Reconquista and beyond. Marvel at the vistas of the Fortaleza de Gibralfaro, built in the 14th century to house the troops and protect the Alcazaba from attack.

Málaga: Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater Walking Tour

4. Málaga: Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater Walking Tour

See the highlights in Málaga with this group walking tour. Follow your guide to the Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater and Picasso's streets. Listen as your guide tells you more about these sites. Start your tour at the Plaza de La Marina. Stroll to the Renaissance Cathedral of Malaga where your guide will point out details of the Cathedral for you and provide facinating context for what you see. Head to the Alcazaba which is built into the sides of Gibralfaro Mountain. Take the elevator to the highest point where you can admire views of Malaga. Walk to the ancient Roman Theater before heading to the streets where Picasso lived. Marvel at the statue of Picasso and explore Plaza de la Merced, Plaza del Obispo, and Calle Larios with your knowledgeable guide.

Malaga: City Tour by Private Electric Tuk-Tuk

5. Malaga: City Tour by Private Electric Tuk-Tuk

Embark on an electric tuk-tuk tour of Malaga and discover some of the main highlights of the city. Enjoy the perfect introduction to Malaga as your guide recommends places to visit during your stay. Admire the exterior of some of Malaga's most iconic landmarks including the Gibralfaro Castle, the Alcazaba, and the Pompidou Museum. Ride through La Malagueta Beach and Marina Square. See the Bank of Spain, and La Malagueta bullring. Explore the streets of Malaga.

Malaga: 3 Hour Historical Segway Tour

6. Malaga: 3 Hour Historical Segway Tour

Begin your tour on the main shopping street, Calle Larius. Then visit the old Gothic cathedral, pass by the Pablo Picasso Museum and learn about the ancient Moorish fortress Alcazaba. Journey all the way up to the Gibralfaro Castle and enjoy breathtaking views of the city. After a short break visit Plaza de Torros, a bullfighting arena and glide along the seaside Malagueta. Then cruise along the main city avenue through the city park to the Sea Square. As you explore, your friendly and experienced guide will share the most interesting facts about the city with you. This tour is a great opportunity to not only explore the sights of the city but to also learn about the rich history of Malaga. 

Malaga: Flamenco, Tapas, and Wine Tour

7. Malaga: Flamenco, Tapas, and Wine Tour

Together with your lovely guide, you'll visit 3 different taverns or wine cellars in the city center, including the oldest tavern in the city which was founded 175 years ago. Your guide will explain the differences between each wine and the myths about the origin of tapas, whilst you enjoy the atmosphere and the company of your group. Then, you will continue to one of the favourite stops for "Malagueños" to enjoy the best wine and tapas in town. A special place with a long history behind it, many prizes and wonderful folkloric decorations. Have another glass of wine together with your first tapas and start discovering the real Málaga’s gastronomy.  Move on to experience the vibe of an Andalusian tavern around Calle Carretería and fully immerse in the locals’ atmosphere. Here you won't find any tourists. Taste the house specialty: Spanish Vermouth. Try around 5-6 homemade tapas per person or more to share: you will be full! Finally, your guide will accompany you to the entrance of the Flamenco venue, owned by professional dancers, singers, and players. They will make sure you enjoy the best Flamenco performance in Malaga while you relax, having another drink after a wonderful tour.

2-Hour Electric Bike Tour in Malaga

8. 2-Hour Electric Bike Tour in Malaga

Enjoy a 2-hour city tour by e-bike to see all the important sites in Málaga. Follow your group leader in Malaga and ride through the Gibralfaro forest up to the hill.  From the top of the hill, enjoy a little break to admire the amazing views over the Baie. Continue down along the walls of the Alcazaba to the promenade that takes you past the best beaches in Málaga. At Mítico Balneario, stop to enjoy something to eat and drink (at your own expense). Ride back to the port’s lighthouse and the shopping district of Muelle Uno and Palmeral de las Sorpresas. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to stop to take photos along the way.

Malaga: Segway and Scooter Tour of Park, Port and Castle

9. Malaga: Segway and Scooter Tour of Park, Port and Castle

Hop aboard your Segway or scooter and discover the best that Malaga has to offer with this amazing guided tour. After meeting your guide, you will have a brief training session on your Segway to build up your confidence before it's off to explore the city.  To start your tour, enjoy a gentle drive through Malaga Park, also called Alameda Park. Built in the late 19th century, it is the heart of Malaga! From here, you will take a drive to Malaga's international seaport on the Costa del Sol coast of the Mediterranean. Learn more about the oldest continuously-operated port in Spain and the historic Phoenician port of Malaka from your expert local guide.  After taking a trip through Malaga's port, you will then head to the magnificent Alcazaba Castle, a palatial fortification built by the Hammudid dynasty in the early 11th century. As you drive, admire the beautiful scenery and take brief stops to make the most of some great photo opportunities.

Malaga: Taste-of-Spain Walking Food Tour

10. Malaga: Taste-of-Spain Walking Food Tour

Tapas are considered to be the main ingredient in Spain's national cuisine, and they are available all over the streets. They display the lifestyle, traditions, and customs of the local people, as well their historical background. Throughout this tour you will visit places that are out of the normal touristic culinary map of Malaga, places that are famous primarily among locals. The tour lasts 3.5 hours and follows a standard touristic route down to small grocers, chefs, and artisans, each with their own personal story and shared passion about national cuisine. You will experience a wide range of delicious and extraordinary tapas dishes and snacks which you can taste on your way throughout the old city. You will also hear the history of Spanish and Malaga cuisine and culture whilst touring around some of the main sites and hot spots of the city.

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What people are saying about Alcazaba of Malaga

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We had a fantastic time with Adriano thank you, he was lovely and we learnt so much. He was super friendly and charming and we were surprised by how quickly time went as we didn’t want the tour to end. Definitely recommending this to friends as the best way to see and learn about Malaga when on a short break away from home. Thank you again, great service

Great easy way of seeing Malaga and understanding of its history. Driver was punctual and informative and was able to offer recommendations on where to eat and places to see.

The experience was very good. The guide started on time and the explanations during the visit were excellent

Kevin was a brilliant guide. Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. If only all guides were like him.

Great guide in a very comfortable Tuc tuc. Would recommend.