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Address: C Alcazabilla s/n, 29015 Malaga, Spain
Phone Number: 952217646
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Built between 1057 and 1063, this is probably the most important military...

Built between 1057 and 1063, this is probably the most important military fortification remaining from the Hispanic-Arabic period.

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Bought a joint ticket for the Alcazaba and the Genaralife (spelling). Both were entertaining to walk through and buying the joint ticket was quite affordable!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bought a joint ticket for the Alcazaba and the Genaralife (spelling). Both were entertaining to walk through and buying the joint ticket was quite affordable!

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Thank Michael Z
west yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is a beautifully restored fortification which was built in the 11 century. The path winds up through pretty gardens and castle walls to give you good views over Malaga. For those with mobility problems there is a lift up from behind the city hall (Ayuntamiento), but it isn't a difficult walk up for most. Be aware that Castillo... More 

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Thank Kelly39
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was very nice walking around and taking pictures. Cheap entrance fee so definitely worth a visit!

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Wirral
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a marvelous place ! And so cheap to get in , only €4.40 for 2 !!! Amazing architecture , beautiful grounds and a cafe/bar with spectacular views . Every turn revealed another gem , well worth a visit and in the heart of Malaga so no extra traveling !

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Thank 536traceyg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This fortification, which incorporates a Moorish palace, is a must visit in Malaga. Offering excellent views over the city centre, the Alcazaba is built on a hillside and rewards the visitor with Moorish architecture and gardens. The various footpaths and gradients may prove difficult for those who are not reasonably fit, but there are many shaded places to sit together... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Alcazaba is an amazing place. Moorish, Catholic and Roman influences combine to create an amazing mix of history and culture, with beautiful views. During the day, the views from the ramparts are spectacular, while at night the walls are lit dramatically and accent the old town of Malaga beautifully

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We we happy to discover an elevator from street level to save our sore knees and enjoyed our visit even more. The views of the city on a sunny day were lovely. Wish there had been more English signage for museum pieces.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a nice place. A lot like Castillo de Gibralfaro, but the interior is a bit different. The pottery museum is not very interesting. If you have to choose between this and C. de Gibralfaro, I would recommend the latter, but this is a nice place to visit too. You can also buy combined tickets for both. This is... More 

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Province of Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did this tour at the same time as visiting the Castillo in Malaga. Beautiful location (Malaga East), with views overlooking the sea and the city. Alcazaba is a fortress, built in the 11th century and also served as a palace. Wear sturdy sandles or trainers as the cobbles are a bit awkward to walk on..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A really splendid historical site that really does give the visitor a flavour of life under Moorish rule. Lovely architecture and striking views over the city make this a must visit site. There is an entrance fee to pay but it is minimal. EU over 65's showing proof of age are entitled to reduced price entry.

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