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Emblematic monuments of Malaga city

On this post we will talk about the four most emblematic monuments of Malaga city.



The Alcazaba was the palace of the Muslim rulers, which did also work as a maximum security fortress, located in Gibralfaro hill. It was built in XI century on a roman structure. It is composed by 110 main towers, standing out the Homage Tower.


Exterior Alcazaba de Málaga

Málaga Alcazaba Towers


Museum Details:

Calle Alcazabilla, 2

29015, Málaga, España.
Info: (+34) 951 92 61 89

(+34)630 93 29 87


General: 2.20€

Alcazaba-Castillo Gibralfaro together: 3.55€

Reduced Price: 0.60€


Summer: 9:00 a 18:00

Winter: 9:00 a 20:00


Gibralfaro Castle

The Gibralfaro Castle was, at the very beginning, a sentry post. It did exist in the roman period, but it was the Muslims who equipped it with its fortress structure. The hill was called “Jabal-Faruk” (lighthouse hill).

The Catholic kings provided the city with the heraldry, and the Gibralfaro Castle was the place chosen for it.


Muralla de Gibralfaro

Malaga views from Gibralfaro Castle


Museum details:

Monte de Gibralfaro, s/n

29016, Málaga, España.
Info: (+34) 952 12 20 20


General: 2.20€

Alcazaba-Castillo Gibralfaro together: 3.55€

Reduced price: 0.60€


Summer: 9:00 a 18:00

Winter: 9:00 a 20:00


Malaga Cathedral

It was designed by Diego de Siloé, and built between XVI and XVIII centuries, and at the end of XVIII, the building work stopped because of royal decree.

Catedral de Málaga

Malaga Cathedral Top view


The Cathedral presents Gothic, Renaissance and baroque artistic styles. Between its master pieces, one of the most relevant is the set of chairs of the chorus, by Pedro de Mena.


Silleria de la Catedral de Málaga

Malaga Cathetral Interior


The North tower measures 84 meters, which is the second Andalucia’s higher after the Giralda, in Sevilla. The Southern tower is not finished, since building work was stopped because of royal order. This is the reason why this cathedral is popularly known as “La Manquita” (“one-armed”).



Catedral de Málaga, con una torre menos.

Málaga Cathedral




Monument details:

Calle Molina Lario, s/n.

29015 Málaga, España.
Info: (+34) 952 21 59 17



Adults: 5€

Grups: 3€

Reduced: 2€

Children: 0.60€


Monday-Friday 10:00 a 18:00

Saturday 10:00 a 17:00


Roman Theater

It is located in the western hillside of the Alcazaba Castle. It was built during Augustus’ period and it was used until II century. Then, it was used as a quarry by the Muslims in order to restructure the Alcazaba.

The Roman Theater was rediscovered in 1951. It is composed by grandstand, orchestra (middle part) and proscenium (stage).


Teatro romano malagueño

Roman Theater of Málaga


Museum details:

Calle Alcazabilla s/n.

29005 Málaga, España.
Info: (+34) 951 30 89 11

(+34) 951 50 11 15





Wednesday-friday: 10:00 – 19:00

Tuesday: 10:00 – 18:00

Saturday and holidays: 10:00 – 16:00

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