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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Manchester
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This beautiful fotress is a must when visiting Malaga. It was a stifling hot day when we walked the long way towards the back of the fort. Make sure you take some water and wear walking shoes as there are some steep steps and rocky paths. Stunning views at the top of Malaga's port and the bull ring.

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Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Totally loved walking up the hill and reaching the top of this amazing place. It is a steep walking path so wear comfy shoes. Absolute must do when in Malaga and take your time to stop by for a picture or enjoy the scenery. Absolutely gorgeous view

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Liege, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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malaga
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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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Lindsay
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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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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