Anyone visiting the Costa del Sol from the 6th to 10th June (2012) will have the opportunity to take part in a unique and special experience: A night tour of Málaga’s famous Alcazaba fortress.
For those of you who are not familiar with this emblematic monument in Málaga’s city centre: The Alcazaba is a Moorish fortification which was built in the 11th century. This impressive structure is built on hill in the centre of the city and comprises two walled enclosures; the first is built around the topography of the hill and the second wall – located within the perimeter of the first – is dotted with defensive towers. The beautiful gardens and magnificent enclosures make this one of the most popular tourist attractions in Málaga.
So what’s so special about these night time visits? Well, first of all, they don’t happen very often, usually just once a year. This initiative proved extremely popular last time round and organisers hope to attract approximately 1400 visitors over the 5 days in June. Another important reason for taking advantage of these guided visits is that they are free! (and we like Free :-))
The Alcazaba is amazing by day but at night, the soft lighting creates a unique effect which highlights the fortresses impressive architecture. The views over the city of Málaga and its port are truly breathtaking; the perfect setting for those spectacular holiday photos.
Visitors who take part in these night tours of the Alcazaba will also come across some peculiar and fascinating characters: Warriors from the past, poets, jugglers, medieval dancers and musicians will all contribute to a wonderful and entertaining experience.
If you are interested in visiting the Alcazaba for these night tours, we must warn you that places are limited and you’ll have to book in advance. Each evening only 9 groups – 30 people in each group – will be taken on a full (and free) tour of the Alcazaba. To book a place, please call 952 29 15 70 between 9am and 1pm (Monday to Friday).
The easiest way to get to the Alcazaba from Sunset Beach Club would be to take the train into the centre of the city (Alameda), from there it´s just a short walk to the Alcazaba.
If you do visit the Alcazaba, we’d love to hear about your experience… just type away in the comments below 🙂
Photo Credit: Guevonaso