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Alcazaba de Malaga

Address: Calle Alcazabilla, 29005 Malaga, Spain
Phone Number: 630 93 29 87
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Ranked #14 of 158 things to do in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks

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Jackson, Wisconsin
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128 reviews 128 reviews
54 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed wandering through this fortress and its garden spaces at our own pace. It was a Sunday so it was free. Beautiful views were available of the city and harbor. Some of the architectural details are still preserved . Clean bathrooms available. Uphill climbing so be prepared.

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Very reasonable ticket price to begin with. 5 euro for 2 adults and a child. Not too busy when we went so we took time to explore almost every corner. Very nice view of the port and town from the top. The fort has many layers as it was built on the slope. Very interesting layers of squares and triangles... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

At a cost of only 2-3 euros, one can wander at your own pace and have the whole fortress to yourself at times and not feel pressed by crowds that seem overwhelming at times at Alhambra. The design elements and facades are just as beautiful and you have towers that overlook the sea. If you desire, you can even bring... More 

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Thornton-Cleveleys
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A very interesting and atmospheric palace, we enjoyed seeing the different architectural styles as it had evolved over the centuries. It reminded us of the Alhambra in Granada but on a smaller scale. We visited on a very windy day and it was a pleasure to wander through the sheltered courtyards with their water features. We thought the admission charge... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

It was not really part of our plans but we passed by and decided to visit it. We were so surprised by the well state it is in. In many aspects it matches the Alhambra. It is really a pity that it is not very well promoted...

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

great way to spend a couple of hours. Some climbing and stairs that people with joint problems may find difficult. Some good views and some pleasant little courtyards. There's also a cafe to break up the visit. There's underground parking a few hundred yards away. You have to pay.

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Harrogate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Admittedly the Alcazaba has been extensively restored through the dedication of the man commemorated at the entrance. It is a maze of rooms, gardens, terraces and fortifications and we spent nearly 2 hours exploring it. In the past we have visited the Alhambra in Granada which is conceived on a much grander scale, but Malaga's Alcazaba has so many similarities,... More 

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Irvine, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

It is a nice activity but do not spend more than 1 hour there. There is not a whole lot to do. you are better taking a bus which runs every 10 minutes from the city

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GREECE
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Very impressive monument, in a unique location with spectacular view at the port and at the city. It was very comfortable that you could always find water while you were climbing the stairs

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We rented a taxi for the day and the driver was a very nice young lady (Patrizia Molina 627560035, info@taxirosamalaga.com) who took as all around and beyond Malaga. Alcazaba was possible thanks to her, otherwise it is a long climb. You can see all of the city, and inside the arena from the castle. There is also a little museum... More 

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