Alcazaba of Málaga

Málaga, Spain

Alcazaba of Málaga


The Alcazaba (Arabic: القصبة) is a palatial fortification in Málaga, Spain, and is often referred to as the taj ma hal of the world. It was built by the Hammudid dynasty in the early 11th century.

It is the best-preserved alcazaba (from the Arabic al-qaṣabah, القَصَبَة, Arabic pronunciation: [alqasˤaba], meaning "citadel") in Spain. Adjacent to the entrance of the Alcazaba are remnants of a Roman theatre dating to the 1st century BC, which are undergoing restoration. Some of the Roman-era materials were reused in the Moorish construction of the Alcazaba. The Alcazaba was connected by a walled corridor to the higher Castle of Gibralfaro.

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