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The Alcazaba of Malága

The Alcazaba of Malága was a palatial fortification of the city’s governing Muslims in Málaga, Spain. It was built by the Hammudid dynasty in the early 11th century on the ruins of another Roman bastion. Some of the Roman-era materials were reused in the Moorish construction of the Alcazaba.

The Alcazaba is located on a hill, overlooking the port of Málaga. In this video, we follow the footpath, which winds its way through the gardens, elaborate fountains and terraces with wonderful views over Málaga. It’s essentially a synopsis of what the visiting tourist can expect to see.

One of the many courtyards in the Alcazabe of Malaga with orange trees, water fountain and arched walls.
One of the many courtyards in the Alcazabe of Malaga

Facts about the Alcazaba of Malága

  1. The word “alcazaba” comes from the arabic word “al-qasbah” which means “citadel”.
  2. This is the best-preserved Alcazaba in Spain

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