Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba

Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba

Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba
4.5
About
Monday Closed
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.

Top ways to experience Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba and nearby attractions

The area
Address
Reach out directly
See what travellers are saying
  • Lou_B08
    Oxfordshire, United Kingdom44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful glimpse into Almeria history
    This is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting Almeria. We visited early in the morning shortly after opening (9:00) and spent approx 1.5 hours wandering through the three section. It was very quiet and peaceful, especially the gardens. I'd recommend going early, if possible. This will help you avoid the heat of the day when shade can be limited. Large tour groups tend to start to visit from 10:30, on the day we visited there was a cruise ship docked in the port and so there was multiple tour groups coming in as we left. There is limited signage at the attraction so I recommend you either download the guide online or read up a bit in advance. There is a section in the museum off Plaza de la Constitution which explains more about the Alcazaba including a model - this is also free to enter. You get amazing views of the city and the port from the Alcazaba. This is not to be missed!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 September 2023
  • John B
    Brussels, Belgium372 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous castle
    Fabulous castle in various stages of renovation. You get a good idea how parts of it might have looked and the first, garden, area with lots of running water is beautiful. Great views over the city too. And it’s free! We spent about two hours here. Very few signs, and little English explanation but very interesting place
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 May 2024
  • Robert Pasley
    Derbyshire, United Kingdom16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the visit
    More here thank you expect from below. It was free when we went. They are still doing renovations, so not all is accessible, but there is still plenty to see and the view of Almería is very good. To see the other monument on a hill you have to go down and back up, and there will be a nice path up there at some point which they are working on. Have a mint lemonade in the restaurant near the entrance, and the food is good too.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 May 2024
  • Tracey D
    65 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Deceptively large & impressive fortress
    What an amazing site to visit with views across this small city. The scrubby areas & lack of upkeep around the edge of the castle almost add to it's charm. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Almeria
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 June 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles2,333 reviews
Excellent
1,275
Very good
855
Average
158
Poor
22
Terrible
23

Darren1066
Birmingham, UK1,618 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Friends
This reminded me of the Alhambra in Granada but on a smaller scale. A visit could take you anything from a hour to two hours depending on how quick you walk. It’s free to enter but not disabled friendly because of the steep steps you have to climb to enter. There is a free downloadable audio guide as most of the signs don’t have a English translation. In the summer months it’s advisable to take water with you as there are not many shaded areas and nowhere inside to purchase anything either. There are a couple of drinking water fountains but the water doesn’t taste the best.
Written 13 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TW
London, UK458 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Not only is it dramatic, it;s beautifult too.
The climb up is a little difficult, but we both managed it and were rewarded by amazing views of the City.
It has been beautifully restored, and digs are still going on around it. Very beautiful fountains, trees and flowers. A mini Alhambra!
Entrance is free, which is amazing.
Written 1 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Hilary McCormack
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
this place is with doubt the best place i visited during my recently trip to Almeria, it is so beautiful and rich in history. i walked all the way up from the centre of town.. literally look up and follow you nose... bring some water in your bag as you will need it..
Written 12 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Marcolino S
Macerata, Marche, Italy319 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Solo
Great place to visit with an amazing and stunning view on the city. The entrance is free of cost for EU citizens (and for no eu it should be 1.5 euro). Next Door you can find some bars but I had the impression that most of them are just trap for tourists. Probably is better to walk for a while and to reach some more authentic places in the city
Written 27 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Pirate1966
Huercal-Overa, Spain204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our free visit to the Alcazaba in Almeria. Well marked out route around and some great views over Almeria . Beautiful building and so much history. We are not sure why it was free or if it is always free. Thoroughly recommend a visit.
Written 3 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Crystal
Cornwall, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2020
Free entry for EU citizens. Stunning views and beautiful gardens. Not that much information around to really help you interpret the site, but just a beautiful, peace environment. I travelled before C19.
Written 17 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Robert Pasley
Derbyshire, UK16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
More here thank you expect from below. It was free when we went. They are still doing renovations, so not all is accessible, but there is still plenty to see and the view of Almería is very good. To see the other monument on a hill you have to go down and back up, and there will be a nice path up there at some point which they are working on. Have a mint lemonade in the restaurant near the entrance, and the food is good too.
Written 12 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

sandraWantage
Abingdon, UK137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
This is a magical place with incredible views. We walked around for over an hour and explored the gardens, walls and water features. It is a ruin, the climb was tough on a hot day and shade at a premium, but it was just fantastic. Well worth a visit - and we’ll come back!
Written 23 September 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Frederick W
Bexley, UK254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We visited the castle on a trip to Almeria . It a long walk uphill but it worth it. It's free to get in for tourists and it really interesting. There is lots of interesting things to look at. There is a good mix of Moore and Christian architecture.
Written 12 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland30,139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021 • Couples
Free visits for Europeans. Well worth a 2 hour time allocation although you could do in an hour. Views amazing, size and scale of the castle is mouth watering. Flowers and plants in the gardens excellent. Recommended.
Written 1 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 491
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba - All You MUST Know Before You Go (2024)

All Almeria HotelsAlmeria Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Almeria
All things to do in Almeria
Day Trips in Almeria
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars