The Spanish version of the word casbah is alcazaba, a Moorish fortification (from the Arabic word al-qasbah), which means a citadel or walled fortification in a city.
|A BIT OF THE ALCAZABA (CLICK IT; IT GETS BIGGER).|
Málaga’s Alcazaba was built between 1057 and 1063, incorporating existing ancient Roman walls. Many components, including columns and capitals, were taken from the Roman Theatre (built in the 1st century at the base of the hill).
That’s enough of history. Time for pretty pictures from my climb up the hill Monday with cousins Lauren and Robin (click here).
(Click any image for a better view.)
|CONTINUING THE CLIMB TO CASTILLO GIBRALFARO.|
Rockin’ the Casbah…