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Alcazaba de Malaga

Calle Alcazabilla, 29005 Malaga, Spain
630 93 29 87
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Ranked #7 of 87 attractions in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Loved the incorporation of Roman columns and stones into the Islamic Architecture of this old fortress. The views were fabulous and the gardens were pretty. No, it's not the Alhambra (nothing else is) but, we spent a very pleasant two hours exploring this beautiful place.

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Prepare to climb so bring good shoes with you. It is a highly elevated remains of a Moroccan castle, with magnificent views over the central malaga city and to African coast. The entrance fee is ridiculously low, so do not miss it.

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Petoskey, Michigan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The architecture and gardens of this mostly 11th-century palace and fortress can't help but transport you to what life might have been like when the Moslems ruled from Malaga. Beautiful views of the city and the port.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Cheap to enter, quite small compared to Seville or Granda, but if you cant get to either of those, worth seeing for the Moorish architecture & courtyards.

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Halifax UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Not to be missed. Great views, gardens and courtyards invested with calm and tranquility. As with other Moorish legacies in Andalucia, a reminder that this ancient culture had much to offer. The use of water, always trickling around was and remains inspirational. I took more than a hundred photographs in almost as many minutes. One or two of them were... More

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Alcazaba is a fortified palace, built by the Moors in the 8th century. A lovely place to walk along cobbled pathways, through the orange trees & various restored courtyards & fortifications. There are wonderful views looking across to the port and harbour. I recomend this attraction, the entrance fee is reasonable, but elderly people might find the climb difficult.

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Malaga, Spain
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

A must visit for those coming to Malaga for the first time. Get good walking gear coz you will need it. Scenic views and historical.

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London, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This well restored fortress from the time of Muslim rule in Malaga is one of the city's treasures. You walk up through the various fortifications, rooms and gardens and can really have an idea of what it would have been like hundreds of years ago. I believe there is also a lift. The entrance fee is quite reasonable and is... More

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UK
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Nothing to say. Great monument; worth the climb with great views Over 65 ask for concession here and at other museums

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Toronto
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

It really worth the entrance (2.25 euros) if you like history and if you are interested in places like this. You can buy the "combined" entrance to visit the castle too (3.75 euros for both). Anyway, it's NOT recommendable if you have mobility problems

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