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Alcazaba de Malaga

Calle Alcazabilla, 29005 Malaga, Spain
630 93 29 87
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Ranked #13 of 89 attractions in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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165 reviews 165 reviews
59 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Entrance is free Sundays after 2 pm. The old muslim fortress from 1057 is worth a visit. From the outside it's even more impressive than world famous Alhambra in Granada, but the interior is inferior.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We went to see the Alcazaba on a Sunday, free of charge. It did not feel crowded and the fortress was very idyllic with great surprises along the myriad pathways. It was smaller than I anticipated but impressive all the same. Remember to take a water bottle with you and wear sneakers or other footwear that support your ankles.

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Nauheim, Germany
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105 reviews 105 reviews
14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a must see. Small entrance fee and you are back in history. The higher you climb, the better view you also have to the harbour, the cathedral and also the arena. You also have great views over the whole city. Relax and enjoy the great restaurations.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

For a student a must visit - costs you 60ct we spent 2h inside taking some nice pctures and seek in some nice cultural and history parts of Malaga.

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Dallas, Texas
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13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Well worth the 2.75 euros admission for seniors. Be prepared for quite a hike up the hillside. The gardens and courtyards are beautiful. Pay attention to the wonderful stonework and the arches. Views from various overlooks on the way to the top give a great overview of the port city. A "must see" on any visit to Malaga. Afterward, enjoy... More

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Seattle, Washington
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This Alcazaba probably was one of the nicest points I've seen in Malaga. Just don't have rush, like my colleagues did, and don't think that Alcazaba is the same thing as castle of Gibralfaro - yes, you can buy a "combined" ticket so you can see them both, but Alcazaba has some different spirit, just turn left when entered and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Overall going against what other people have said here... Taught it was quiet boring .. alot of hills ..not much to see.. granted when you get up high itsa lovely view but at that stage your wrecked from the walk. However it is cheap at 4e each but dont see tge point to be honest

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Fleming Island, Florida
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Visiting this palace-fortress was very interesting. There is an admission cost, but it is very low for a senior. The palace is built on a long, steep hill so be prepared to climb. If you take your time, it is not too bad. The views of the city at the top are spectacular and well worth the climb. Use your... More

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Dublin, California
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25 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My husband struggled to get up the hill, but I reveled in it. We started up the hill on a fine cool day in early May. The path/stairs takes you through a beautiful botanic garden with wonderful views. Since I hike on a reasonably regular basis, I had no trouble with the hill. My husband, who gets little regular exercise... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Malaga is one of my favorite cities though it has no world famous monuments. Alcazaba is just a regular fortress,yes very old one.The best about going is the trip through a very nice neighborhood, the view, the smell of the air.Malaga is a city I could live in and from up there you understand why

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