Alcazaba Fortress, Atarazanas Market in Malaga

Alcazaba Fortress, Atarazanas Market in Malaga, Malaga, Spain (B)

I woke to another sunny day, which is such a treat and a glorious respite from the grey of London in January. I wanted to visit the Moorish Alcazaba Fortress again as I loved the walk to the top and views last time. And it seemed a perfect way to spend a sunny morning. I set off from the hotel after breakfast, passing through the lovely Plaza de la Constitucion, lit by the early morning sun and almost empty as it was early.

I bought a combined ticket for the Fortress and the nearby Gibralfaro Castle (€5.50/€2.50 concessions). I wasn’t sure I’d make both climbs today and I know from my last visit that the castle is a more demanding climb, but the woman in the ticket office said it was valid for 48 hours so I can do the castle tomorrow.

As I started my visit it was immediately familiar yet that took nothing away from my delight at being in this beautiful place again.

As I passed through rows of orange trees, heavy with ripe fruit, I felt so pleased to be here at this time of year to see them. It was the Moors who brought orange trees from North Africa to Spain in the 7th century and planted them in Andalucia, so these Moorish ruins were a very appropriate place to celebrate them. The Moors began building the Fortress in the 8th century but most of it was built in the 11th century. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Alcazaba Fortress, Atarazanas Market in Malaga
Guide Location: Spain » Malaga
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Kay Gale
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Moorish Alcazaba Fortress
  • Plaza de la Constitucion
  • Gibralfaro Castle
  • Mercato Atarazanas
  • Casa Aranda

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