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Malaga monuments

Malaga is a city with a long history, and a sense of this past, and the different cultural heritages that have gone into it, can be experienced by wandering around the historic centre, but especially by visiting the main monuments. These span almost its entire history, from the Romans, through the Moors, to the Christians, and are all within a few minutes walk of each other. Below you can find details of location, opening hours, prices and contact details.



The Alcazaba is the Moorish palace-fortress built on a hill at the eastern edge of the old city in the 11th century, originally to defend it from pirates, but later also from other Moorish kings and later from the Christians, who finally conquered the city in 1487 after a long siege. It consists of an outer and an inner citadel with thick walls protected by towers, with the governor's palace in the inner citadel, and typical courtyards and gardens.

Address: Alcazabilla, 2
Opening hours: Closed Mon | Summer 9.30-20.00; Winter 8.30-19.00pm
Entrance: €2.10 or €3.45 combined ticket with Gibralfaro
Tel: +34 952 122 020
Official Web: Alcazaba de Malaga
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From the Alcazaba palace-fortress there is a walled walkway leading up the hill to the Gibalfaro Castle. You can reach the castle on foot, by regular bus or tourist bus, or by car. There have been fortifications here since Phoenician times, but the current structure dates from the 14th century. It's well worth it for the stunning views over the city and the port.

Address: Camino Gibralfaro 11
Opening hours: Closed Mon | Summer 9.30-20.00; Winter 8.30-19.00pm
Entrance: €2.10 or €3.45 combined ticket with the Alcazaba
Tel: +34 952 122 020
Official Web: Gibralfaro Castle
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Roman Theatre

Lying at the foot of the Alcazaba Hill, the Roman Theatre was rediscovered by accident in 1951 during works to build a garden at the entrance to the Arts Centre. It dates from the 1st century BC.

Address: Alcazabilla, 8
Opening hours: Closed Mon | Summer 10.00-21.00 (Suns 14.30); Winter 9.00-19.00 (Suns 10.00-14.30pm).
Entrance: Free
Tel: +34 951 041 400

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The Cathedral was built between 1528 and 1782, mainly in the Renaissance style, although the facade is Baroque. The north tower is 84 metres in height, but the south tower was never finished, as the money raised to build it was diverted to other purposes. As a result the Cathedral is sometimes referred to locally as "La Manquita", the one-armed lady. Inside it is most notable for the altarpiece and choirstalls, and also the two 18th century organs that are considered exceptional examples of the time.

Address: Calle Molina Lario, s/n
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10.00-18.00 (17.00 Sat) | Closed Sun
Price: €3.50
Tel: +34 952 215 917
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