Malaga City - Fact 2

The Alcazaba of Malaga illuminated at night, view captured from the Gibralfaro Parador © Michelle Chaplow
The Alcazaba of Malaga illuminated at night, view captured from the Gibralfaro Parador.

MOOR AND MOOR

No Andalucian city is complete without its mighty Moorish fortress. Malaga´s Alcazaba is one of the mightiest and most extensive, and dates from the eighth century. It overlooks the recently restored Roman Amphitheatre just below, illustrating the city´s rich history. You can continue following the city´s fortunes over the centuries inside the Alcazabar, in the Archeological Museum, which houses Phoenician, Roman and Moorish artefacts.

If your thirst for the past remains unquenched, behind the Alcazaba is the Gibralfaro - almost worth mentioning just for its marvellous name, which means ´´lighthouse mountain´´. Here you´ll find the ruins of a later Moorish castle, from the 14th century, and a small visitor centre. It is connected to the ancient fortress by paths, and offers spectacular views over the city´s old town and port.

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