Visit and explore the Moorish Citadel ( Alcazaba) built between the 8th and 12th centuries.
The Alcazaba one of the two Moorish fortresses sits on top of a hill overlooking Malaga city. The fortress was built in the 11th century, being the governing palace of the city's Muslims.
The upper palace is a fortress within a fortress, as the outer walls of the lower fort following the curvature of the hill surround the higher palace.
Originally there were three protective walls with over 100 towers.
Within the walls there are a number of well laid out gardens with numerous ornate features such as fountains and pools.
The Archaeological Museum, is also situated in the Alcazaba and has a large number of Phoenician and Muslim artefacts.
The Alcazaba is the best preserved Moorish Fortresses in Spain.