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Alcazaba de Malaga

Calle Alcazabilla, 29005 Malaga, Spain
630 93 29 87
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Ranked #12 of 89 attractions in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Liege, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

These ruins, the origin of which date back to the Arab period, are fascinating. The cost of entry is rather low (2€ per adult and 0.80€ for kids, students...) but well worth it. Furthermore the view over a part of the harbor is very nice. As the ruins (in process of renovation) cover a large area one needs to take... More

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Perth, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Get ready to walk up hill. Don't worry there is such a lot to see along the way you will have a chance to recover as you go. The architecture is traditional Arabic and a wonder to behold. The Arabic influence on the original Roman architecture is wonderful. The Roman theatre is right next door and is free to view... More

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244 reviews 244 reviews
95 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is like a really mini Alhambra. You can really relate to one family and entourage living here. There are all the usual features - tiled walls, water filled gardens, orange and palm trees. There are displays of pottery and tiles found on the site too. The walk up through the entrance is quite steep and cobbled so wear comfortable... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The hill is very steep, but we were able to go around to the back and access an elevator. There was a charge but it was worth it. There is a Roman amphitheater built into the hill. The views are beautiful once you arrive at the top. There are garden areas, and you can see where there were living quarters,... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a steep climb so if you don't feel energetic give it a miss. Its well worth the effort just for the views of the port. The various levels on the climb have exhibits on show which are very interesting but unfortunately the descriptions have not included English writing which is a shame as it spoils the effort of... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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59 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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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14 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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26 helpful votes 26 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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