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Monumental Ensemble of La Alcazaba

C/ Almanzor, s/n, 04002 Almeria, Spain
00 34 950 17 55 00
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Ranked #2 of 29 attractions in Almeria
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Monday Closed
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Could do with a map and guide to explain more of the historical value. But a nice walk to the top and the gardens are beautiful. Well worth the trip!

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carlow,ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This is a magnificent place , but really needs a bit of managing. There is so much more that could be done for the visitors to get the most out of their trip. No guides or maps of the place, no translations of signs. At one point of the external walls there are apartments built right up close to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

it is a long climb up but worth it for the amazing moorish gardens and views - several distinct parts to the site.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The most important attraction in Almeria. Beautiful castle with a view. You don't need much time to walk it trough. The entrance is free for citizens of European Union.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

having read other reviews on this fortress I expected more. After the long trek up to the fort the reception was none existant, no guide,brochure or welcome. we were left to guide ourselves around and read the few signs which were in English. I know this is a free attraction but some input by the owners would be good. Malaga... More

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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I wil rate the castle La Alcazaba as the number 1 attraction of Almería with the catherdal as a close runner up. The Alcazaba is on a hill above the old, Moorish town, an easy and pleasant walk. The area is very well maintained and the the entrance is fee. Wonderful vistas in all directions. Abdurraman III (Caliph of Córdoba... More

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Almeria, Spain
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11 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This monument is well worth a visit... if only for the phenomenal views over Almeria. Sadly the lower entrance was closed when we visited, which may make it difficult in warmer weather... but it is certainly smewhere to tick off your list when in the area. It is very easy to find as it is signposted well. You don't need... More

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North Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

My first thoughts were that if it wasn't for the location, high over the city of Almeria, this former fortification it sadly overlooked for its more publicized regional counterpart the Alhambra. A real suprise we visited the Alcazaba as part of a day in Almeria. Letting the streets of the old town dictate our day we came upon the fort... More

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Velez Malaga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

A lot of steps for this 77 year old couple, buir worth every step to get to the top!! A very well kept, clean, graffiti clear monument. Lots of work still on going in the form of excavations, revealing the type of life led in those days. Well woth a visit, wish we had had more time to appreciate the... More

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Silsbee, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Arrival in Almeria was on November 10 via cruise ship. I'd collected information about the Alcazaba and knew it was a must-see. We disembarked the ship with map in hand and started the uphill walk towards this massive structure. There were wonderful signs posted along the streets that, also, guided us. My information said that the fortress opened at 9:00... More

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