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 and provide fascinating context for what you see. On the days of mass in the cathedral, the explanations will take place outside the building. Head to the Alcazaba which is built into the sides of Gibralfaro Mountain. Take the elevator to the highest point where you can admire the 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.

Málaga: Segway City Tour

6. Málaga: Segway City Tour

Explore the city of Málaga in a fun and unique way without even breaking a sweat. With a Segway, you can take a tour of the city that lasts 1 or 2 hours, or opt to explore the countryside with an off-road trip. Upon arriving, you will first undergo a 10-minute orientation that teaches you how to use and maneuver a Segway. Then head toward the heart of the center, arriving at Larios Street and Constitution Square. See the Carmen Thyssen Museum and Picasso Museum before continuing down the center for a look at the beautiful Santiagio church. Then you will head to Plaza de la Merced and Picasso's birthplace. Take a peaceful ride through a nearby park, and visit the marina with its recently renovated docks. Head up a forest road to the Gibralfaro Parador, which offers a stunning view over the city. Enjoy a break for a coffee or beer before heading to the beachside promenade. On this tour, you also have the option of doing an off-road tour in lieu of city sightseeing. If you love the outdoors and a little more adventure, then choose to ride through the most stunning wilderness areas that Málaga has to offer.

Malaga: 3 Hour Historical Segway Tour

7. 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: Taste-of-Spain Walking Food Tour

8. 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.

Málaga: 3-Hour Complete Walking Tour with Tickets

9. Málaga: 3-Hour Complete Walking Tour with Tickets

Enjoy a guided 3-hour walk around Málaga, beginning at Plaza de la Merced, one of the city’s most important squares. You’ll see the statue of Picasso, and hear about the origins of the city. Continue your walk to the most emblematic sites, including Plaza de la Constitución, Calle Lario, and La Plaza del Obispo. Enter the Cathedral, also known as La Manquita. Your guide will show you a number of picturesque locations, and you’ll stop to enjoy one of Málaga’s typical wines. The last stop is a visit to the Teatro Romano and the Alcazaba, where you'll have panoramic views from inside the monument.

Málaga: 3-Hour Private Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

10. Málaga: 3-Hour Private Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

Whether travelling as a couple, a family with children or travelling in a group - there is no better way to discover and fall in love with beautiful Málaga than on a private sightseeing treasure hunt tour. The treasure hunt takes you where bus and bicycle tours just can’t go. You will explore 10 beautiful and exciting Málaga sights in your private group. At the beginning of the Málaga city tour, the event guide will welcome you with a short introduction and equip you with the treasure hunting bag containing a modern compass, a treasure book, and some other fun gadgets for you to become a real city treasure hunter. After doing one station together with the event guide, you are independently on your own. On a 3-hour private sightseeing treasure hunt tour, you will enjoy the historic center of Málaga navigating yourself with the modern compass and the treasure book. The tour will lead you to all major points of interest, like the Plaza de Merced, the Carmen Thyssen Museum, the cathedral, the Roman theater and the Alcazaba Castle. Moreover on your walking tour, you will feel the authentic atmosphere of Málaga's charming city center. At each station, you have to solve a small riddle or a playful task to collect some clues that will lead you to the final station of your city tour, where you will find the treasure. The riddles and tasks are not time-consuming so you ́ll have enough time to look around and explore each place the treasure book leads you to.

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What people are saying about Alcazaba of Malaga

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4.6 / 5

based on 2,584 reviews

Just a wonderful hour with a terrific, knowledgeable, and friendly guide...Jimmy. He was very charismatic, knew his history and shared personal notes about life in Malaga. He was just great and the tour was safe and comfortable with warm blankets provided. For the price, with a tip, it was well worth the relaxing hour with Senior Jaime❤️❤️

Jimmy, or Jaime, was our driver for a 2 hr tour. We loved it! He was so interesting and fun and easy to hear for all 4 of us. We highly recommend this as a fun way to see this beautiful city.

What a fun way to explore the city and learn about the history in the process! Ando is very knowledgeable and accommodating!

Patricia was the best guide I have seen in a while. Very informative and engaging. Excellent!

Excellent and reasonably priced guide by Kevin. Fun and entertaining delivery.