Private: Malaga City Highlights and La Alcazaba Tour

439

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

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Highlights

  • Enjoy Fast Track entrance to the must-see 8th century Alcazaba Fortress
  • Visit and see Malaga’s main highlights away from the busy crowds
  • See the 2,000 year old Roman Theater
  • Visit the beautiful medieval streets of Malaga city center, home to the Picasso Museum
  • An expert local English-speaking guide who will bring 3,000 years of history alive

Description

La Alcazaba is Malaga's most important landmark, and overlooks the city from a hilltop inland. It is one of two Moorish fortresses in the city, the other being the Castillo de Gibralfaro situated on a nearby hill. The Alcazaba is the best-preserved Moorish fortress palace in Spain. This premium fully guided tour with timed entry to the 8th century Alcazaba Moorish offers the most comprehensive highlights tour to this magnificent must-see highlight.

No Andalusian city is complete without its mighty Moorish fortress.  Malaga’s Alcazaba is one of the mightiest and most extensive, and dates from the 8th century. It overlooks the recently restored Roman Amphitheatre just below, illustrating the city's rich history. This tour will start with your expert local English speaking Guide leading you on a journey through the 3,000 years of history. The tour will cover all the highlights of the Moorish Fortress while you take a relaxed paced walk through this amazing structure that offers the most comprehensive detailed tour to the Moorish Fortress where you’ll gain incredible insights and learn so much about Malaga’s fascinating history, much more than you could ever do on your own.

Once you have experienced all the highlights of the Alcazaba, your expert local guide will then walk you down the famous bustling Malaga streets that flow through the town, its hidden alleyways and beautiful gardens and parks. Admire perfectly restored historic houses and peaceful tree-lined squares dotted throughout the notorious old historic district where you will hear incredible tales of times past, which will offer a great insight into the people, and culture of Spain.

Learn about Malaga’s history, arts, culture and architecture, from the city’s Roman maritime beginnings, to its impressive emerging architectural renaissance. View the incredible colors and vibrancy of the city’s narrow streets that served as an inspiration to one of  Malaga’s most famous citizen “Picasso”. You will also enjoy seeing the town’s famous Cathedral, once the biggest in Spain. The original plans had allowed for two Church towers, but lack of funds resulted in the completion of only one, giving rise to the name by which the cathedral is affectionately referred to: La Manquita that can be translated as the "One Armed Woman". Constructed between 1528 and 1782 on the site of a former mosque it has striking exterior and interior and a definite must see when in Malaga.

In summary, this fully guided Alcazaba and Malaga highlights tour offers the perfect Malaga City experience with fast track entrance that will make sure you have the most extraordinary entertaining tour.

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Inclusions
  • Fast Track entrance to the Alcazaba Moorish Fortress.
  • First Angled Gate - Puerta de la Bóveda (Gate of the Vault).
  • Puerta de las Columnas (Gate of the Columns).
  • Second Angled Gate - Torre del Cristo (Christ's Gate).
  • Puerta de los Cuartos de Granada (Gate of the Halls of Granada) leading to upper Fortress area.
  • Garden and Patio Fountains.
  • 11th century dwellings.
  • Torre del Homenaje (Homage Tower).
  • Fortress Well & Dungeon.
  • See the 2,000 year old Roman Theater.
  • Tour is led by an expert local English speaking guide offering intriguing stories and insights into Spanish life, its people and culture.
  • Walk along the magnificent emblematic streets of Malaga.
  • Tour will conclude at Malaga’s most famous Tapa Bar owned by Antonio Banderas.
  • No hassle, no wait tour with all tickets and admissions included.
Eclusions
  • Transportation
  • Food or Drink
Before you book
  • We cannot accommodate strollers or baby carriages.
  • Wheelchairs, motorised scooters, or any other device to assist mobility are not recommended.
  • Participants should be in good health, consult first with your doctor if you have any medical condition or are not used to regular exercise.
  • Wear comfortable shoes as this tour involves a fair amount of walking, including over uneven surfaces, cobblestones, hills, inclines/declines and stairs.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Changes or cancellations requested less than 24 hours before the tour departure time are not possible.
  • Minimum numbers apply, there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation.

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