Alcazaba Opening Time

Entry time Gibralfaro Castle and Alcazaba

A big problem that a lot of tourists have, is that they do not know the entry times of the Alcazaba and the Castle of Gibralfaro and for this reason, often they do not have enough time to visit both. If you will continue reading this page, you will find the opening time of the Alcazaba and some useful tips to plan your visit without any inconvenience.

General Information

Alcazaba Opening time

The Alcazaba and the Castle of Gibralfaro are open all the days, except the 1st of January and the 25th of December. 

On Monday, the lift which allows you to go directly to the Nasrid Palaces of the Alcazaba is closed.

Here you can find the schedule of the opening time of the Alcazaba.

Winter time (1 November – 31 March): It opens at 9:00 and it closes at 18:00 (Last entry time at 17:30).

Summer time (1 Abril- 31 Octubre) : It opens at 9:00 and it closes at 20:00 (Last entry time at 19:30).

Warning: The last entry time of the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro is 30 minutes before the closing time and you have to consider that it is impossible to visit them in less than 30 minutes. You will need approximately one hour and a half to visit each of them without being in a hurry.


1 – The best option would be to visit the Alcazaba during the morning and the Castle of Gibralfaro during the afternoon or vice-versa, so you can have a break and do not visit them altogether. To go to Gibralfaro you can go by bus (number 35) from el Parque de Málaga or you can go walking and the walk is approximately 35 minutes.

2 – We recommend to realize a guided tour to enjoy more your visit and to learn about the history, art, legends of when Muslims lived in the Alcazaba. Daily visits are available in English and Spanish at 17:00. For more info and booking, click here.

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