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Alcazaba de Malaga

Address: Calle Alcazabilla, 29005 Malaga, Spain
Phone Number: 630 93 29 87
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Ranked #9 of 80 Attractions in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Landmarks

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

When I visited the Alcazaba, I took the elevator that is located at the back of the City Hall. It brings you to the Nazari Palace there, where one can wander around and take photos. Also the views of the port from this place are very good.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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39 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Make sure you take the right path, as the wrong one will have you climbing around the outside for hours. Interesting old fort built several hundred years before the Alhambra.

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This palace fortress whose name is Arabic for citadel is one of the landmarks of the city, a place visited by combining history and beauty in the same place. Muslim era is situated at the foot of Mount Gibralfaro where Arabic defensive castle to which it was attached by a corridor guarded by walls called The Coracha is; next to... More 

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Newick, United Kingdom
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

a short visit, very little info. available, gives good view of Roman amphitheater, difficult to visualise what each area was for. No direct access to walk up to Castillo.

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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55 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The easiest way to access both locations is to take the free standing elevator to the top of the hill and walk down. The elevator holds about 8 people so there may be a wait. You will be in the center of an ancient fortress. From the walls there are great views of the city, bay and surrounding area. Lots... More 

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Mold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Right in the heart of old Malaga this is a real surprise. Beautifully kept gardens add to the serenity. The best way to visits by buying a COMBO ticket which is about 3.55 euro and includes entry into Castillo de Gibralfaro, the castle at the top of the hill. It it takes about 20 minutes to walk up to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is a must see for anyone who enjoys looking out from a height and enjoying the view. We visited recently and it was just lovely to wander and take in the views. This is well worth a visit.

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East Anglia, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Some amazing buildings make up this attraction, with a fair amount to see, some buildings are quite old. The architecture includes a lot of Arabic influence, as in similar locations. The views are good. Well positioned for the main docks and city centre (all a short walk away), although sign-posting to get there was sometimes unclear (for a foreigner!). we... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Be sure to visit this historical site and buy tickets to see Gibralfaro as well, as they are connected historically, even though not phisically any more! There is an entrance fee, and make sure you take confortable shoes!

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I highly recommend the Alcazaba! It's easily accessible from the center of Malaga and offers wonderful gardens, beautiful views, and some fine architecture. The Alcazaba is not as impressive as the Alhambra but it is nonetheless beautiful and the best attraction in Malaga. Bear in mind that when visiting this site there's 2 types of tickets you can buy -... More 

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