Alcazaba of Malaga

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

1. 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 or 48-hour ticket for a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. 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, 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 appropriate ticket selected, where you can tap into your musical prowess, and try your hand at a variety of instruments. Tour stops 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 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 or Premium Malaga Experience Card, then there's a whole host of other treats you'll receive on your Malaga adventure, including entry at some of the city's best attractions, including the Picasso Museum, and many more. 24hr Hop on Hop off + MiMMA Ticket inclusions: 24hr Hop on Hop off. Entry to the Malaga Interactive Music Museum. Malaga Experience 24hr Ticket Inclusions: 24hr Hop on Hop off Bus tourBoat TripEntry to Museo MiMMA (Interactive Music Museum)Entry to Museo Casa Natal de PicassoEntry to Museo ThyssenEntry to Museo PicassoEntry to Automobile and Fashion MuseumEntry to Museum Revello de Toro Malaga Premium Experience Ticket Inclusions: 24hr or 48hr Hop on Hop off tour (depending on option selected at time of booking)Includes the same 6 museums as the Malaga Experience CardEntry to Museo RusoEntry to Museo PompidouFree drink (venue subject to change and times or free drink may vary)Admission to the Cueva del Tesoro in Rincon de la VictoriaBoat trip** is included on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  **Note: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, instead of a boat trip, a flamenco show is included.

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Malaga: City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

2. Malaga: City Tour by 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, the Contemporary Art Centre, and Marina Square. See the Port of Malaga, the Bank of Spain, and La Malagueta bullring. Explore the streets of Malaga, ride through Merced Square, and pass by the Picasso Museum.

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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 is 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.

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Bike Tour of Malaga: Tapas and Wine

4. Bike Tour of Malaga: Tapas and Wine

Take a guided tour of Malaga by bike complete with tapas and wine! Boquerones al vinagre, pipirrana de pulpo, porra antequerana or patatas bravas con vino dulce – that's how you order traditional tapas in Malaga! Try these delicious Spanish specialties yourself! The tapas and wine tour of Malaga offers you an exciting culinary and cultural trip through one of the most beautiful cities of Andalusia. First, you will have a chance to admire the most famous sights of Malaga, before you reach the main marketplace, where your appetite for tapas is sure to be sated. After sampling a few delicacies, you will go on through the city. The end of the tour will be sweetened by a taste of the world-famous dessert wine, Vino Dulce, in a typical Andalusian bodega. This tour caters to the particular wishes of the participants – you yourself can decide what major highlights you want to experience. Enjoy tapas in an authentic tapas restaurant in the historical center.

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Málaga: Alcazaba and Roman Theatre Guided Tour With Entry

5. 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!

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Málaga: Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater Walking Tour

6. 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.

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Málaga: 3-Hour Complete Walking Tour with Tickets

7. 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.

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Malaga: Private Tour With Local Guide

8. Malaga: Private Tour With Local Guide

Founded by the Phoenicians around 770 B.C., Málaga is one of the oldest cities in the world. It has been inhabited by a large number of civilizations, such as the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths, Muslims and Christians.   Your local guide will pick you up at a meeting point of your choice in the city center. From there begin the guided tour through Málaga exploring the most important monuments and attractions of the historic city center. Start at the main market so that you can experience the most lively part of the city firsthand, while your guide tells you about the cuisine and typical local products. From there, enter the old town, walking through the most important streets and squares such as Calle Larios and Plaza de la Constitución. While walking around Málaga,  discover stories, interesting facts and legends of the city from your local guide. The guide will take you to the most important monuments of the city such as the cathedral, the Muslim fortresses (Alcazaba and Gibralfaro), the Roman theater, the Picasso museum and much more.  The tour will finish at Plaza de la Merced, next to Picasso’s childhood home; a perfect place to taste the local food and cuisine in Málaga along with its famous tapas.

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Malaga: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

9. Malaga: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

In just 1.5 hours, discover the main sights of the historic center of Málaga. Begin with the cathedral, later finishing in front of the Roman Theatre. Throughout your experience, travel around Malaga with a local guide whilst discovering the main monuments of the city and learning its history, tradition, and curiosities. Learn about the cathedral, Calle Larios, Constitution Square, Picasso, the Roman Theatre, and the Alcazaba. Traveling further, visit the main market of the city: the Atarazanas Market. Whilst there take a short break inside, allowing you to discover some of its local products.

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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Alcazaba of Malaga

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,546 reviews

Both Eduardo (our driver and guide) and the tour were great!!! He told us a lot about Malaga and explaind everything - from the history till today. He gave us ideas what.to do in Malaga, what food to eat, where to make photos - alltogether a very nice experience! And the Tuk tuk is great, it was raining but we didn't get wet, and you had nice blankets so my kids and wife were very warm! If this is your first visit to Malaga, this trip is a must!! Congrats to the team

Maria is a passionate and knowledgeable guide who provided good insights about the history of the Roman theatre and Alcazaba. Provided good illustration of what Alcazaba used to look like before it was refurbished. Highly recommended!!

Really great way to see around Malaga and get familiar with the city. Our guide was very informative. We did the 1.5hr tour. We had a 6 year old with us so this was an ideal to do a tour of the city.

Tuk Tuk with Eduardo was great! We loved seeing the local sights and learning about some of Malaga's history. definitely a great way to start a week around the area!

A very beautiful and pleasant tour to see Malaga from tuk-tuk. Thank you✅!