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Alcazaba de Malaga

Calle Alcazabilla, 29005 Malaga, Spain
630 93 29 87
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Ranked #13 of 90 Attractions in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The Alcazaba de Málaga is the best-preserved alcazaba ("citadel") in Spain! Having acknowledged this, suffice it to say that the visit was way better than we could have envisioned. Our time atop Gibralfaro was a throwback to the early 11th century, when this fortress was originally constructed by the Hammudid dynasty. In addition to the beautiful architecture, from this vantage... More

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Peterborough
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Interesting to look around and then walk up to the castle if you feel fit! The ground are very pretty and the view from the castle is stunning.

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

If you have a couple of hours and nothing planned, definitely visit Alcazaba. First, it is located quite conveniently close to the town square, with a reasonable entrance fee. The fort is well maintained and just feels like you're walking back into history. You can climb up the wall at many points in the fort and get a great glimpse... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Alcazaba, in the centre of Málaga’s historical district, is an imposing edifice that was built between the eleventh and fourteenth centuries and that served as a fortress and palace. Here lived the rulers of Muslim Málaga. It has a very irregular floor plan, with all its living quarters at different levels in order to conform to the terrain and... More

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Lancaster, Pa.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Visit the lovely Alcazaba which is right next to the Castle then just a small walk down the street brings you to the gorgeous Parador where you can have a drink and relax on their many patio lounges.

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

High on the hill overlooking Malaga sits the Alcazaba. Easy access up a ramp and then lift up to the Alcazaba. Fantastic views over Malaga and the sea. Great place to wander around the buildings and gardens. Felt quite heavily restored but that might just be our impression of the place. Wonderful architecture and gardens. Recommended.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

v cheap entrance fee and superb views, not much in the way of info but at this price could rely on guidebook

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We'll worth the climb, it's not the Alhambra, but the gardens are lovely, as are some of the interiors. Great views and like everywhere in Malaga, so we'll kept!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Free entrance on Sunday afternoons, I think. We went Sunday evening and wandered around for a couple of hours. Lovely gardens and good restorations, peaceful and not busy.

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