The Moorish Castle was originally built in 1160 (DC), between the years 1309 to 1333 suffered heavy looting by the Spanish.
The Tower of Homage was rebuilt in the sixteenth century by Abu-l-Hasan, is all that remains of the building and can be visited today. You can see the remains of the cannon fire in the castle walls.
The castle is located in the natural reserve of the Rock of Gibraltar, a protected area where you also can find: the Cueva de San Miguel, the Great Siege Tunnels and the Lair of the Apes.
Excellent choice to visit during your stay in Marbella, especially if you are interested in knowing more about Arab architecture.
To enter the castle, you must purchase a ticket for access to the Nature Reserve, which also allows entry to other attractions such as the St. Michael's Cave or The Great Siege Tunnels.
It can easily be reached by walking, car or cable car. The best option is the cable car which takes only 6 minutes. The entrance to the Nature Reserve can be purchased along with the cable car ticket costing 25.25 Euro and eligible for entry to all parts of the reserve.
Castillo Árabe de Gibraltar: picture by Flickr Gallery James Cridland