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Guided Tour of the Alcazaba
Activities in Almería

Guided Tour of the Alcazaba

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Visit more than recommended in Almería. Wonderful enclave for the enjoyment and knowledge of the history of the city. Eduardo makes the visit fruitful and short. Thank you!
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Explore Almeria's most important monument and the largest Arab citadel in Spain. Discover the secrets lurking deep in the walls of the 10th century fortress as you experience the historic Alcazaba.

Itinerary

Meet your guide at the indicated time on Almanzor street, outside the city's iconic historical heritage site, the Alcazaba. The biggest Arab citadel in Spain, construction of the immense fortress began in the 10th century, and it was taken over and updated by the Catholic Monarchs after the Reconquista.

We'll admire the remains of the Jayran Walls that lead up to the Arab complex. Inside the Alcazaba, you'll explore its three different walled enclosures while your expert guide's fascinating explanations take you back in time to the era of Islamic Andalusia.

Strolling through the gardens of the first enclosure, you'll reach the Muro de la Vela, or 'Wall of the Sail', which historically housed an enormous bell that would alert the population to important or threatening events in Almeria. The second enclosure is home to the Odalisque's viewpoint, from which you can enjoy magnificent views over the city and the port.

You'll finish your tour in the third enclosure, the most modern part of the Alcazaba. Here you'll see the keep, which has featured in the filming of Game of Thrones, and the Powder Tower, where the fortress' supply of gunpowder would be kept.

As you walk back to Plaza de la Constitución, you'll make a brief stop at the Cathedral of Almeria to admire the impressive architecture of the fortress-church.

Important information

Please note that there is a maximum of 3 children per adult on this guided tour of the Alcazaba of Almeria.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 20 people per group.
  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Price

Adults Children under 12 years old
English guided tour
US$ 18.10
Free

English guided tour

  • Adults

    US$ 18.10
  • Children under 12 years old

    Free

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Duration

2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

Included

English speaking guide.

Entrance to the Alcazaba.

When to book?

Bookings are permitted up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Pet-friendly?

No.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 18.10
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Calle Almanzor, at the entry to the Alcazaba.