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.
Meet your guide at the indicated time in Almeria's Plaza de la Constitución. Just five minutes from here, you'll reach 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.
As you approach the Alcazaba, the sprawling walled city than can be seen from all over Almeria, see 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.
Please note that there is a maximum of 3 children per adult on this guided tour of the Alcazaba of Almeria.
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English guided tour
Children under 12 years oldFree
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
Entrance to the Alcazaba.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (12:30 local time) if there are still places available.
You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.
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.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Plaza de la Constitución (Plaza Vieja).