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Address: C Alcazabilla s/n, 29015 Malaga, Spain
Phone Number: 952217646
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: 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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Private Malaga City Sightseeing Tour

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Spectacular attraction with interesting historical features

Everyone who comes to Malaga should see the Alcazaba, the history is amazing. We had a very informative lovely guide who made the tour so interesting. Lots of lovely gardens and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Everyone who comes to Malaga should see the Alcazaba, the history is amazing. We had a very informative lovely guide who made the tour so interesting. Lots of lovely gardens and water features too. Alot of the area is cobbled paving, so you must wear comfortable walking shoes, not easy for the elderly and infirm. I would imagine it would... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Go there on a sunny day and get a good view of the city. Nothing special to read etc. Just a good view. Bring a good camera. :)

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

you can do a joint visit to this and the Gibralfaro but we did them separate. Admission was about 2.2E each, which was well worth it. There are loads of nice bars/restaurants around this area when you come out as well. Take your camera as views are excellent!

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The Moors sure knew how to make a great looking fort! Beautifully preserved given it's 1000 year plus history, this palatial fort combines clever defensive structures with beautiful gardens and water features. There is a basic English brochure guide. An audio guide or app would be helpful. Combine a visit here with a look around the Roman Theatre (free) and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The walk up to the top is quite steep. You wander through different quadrangles that are beautifully planted and tended. The orange blossoms were really fragrant at the time we were there. There was a display of the pottery they discovered locally and an exhibition of how it was made. Very interesting.Man is an ingenious being! worth the climb for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

This was my second visit and it seems that it is in even better shape than six years ago. We were on a cruise and this was our first destination in the morning. Later it got a little more crowded, but still not so busy we couldn't pause and enjoy the architecture and ambiance. Just a point - if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

This is a great trip, with amazing views towering over Malaga. Its like the Alhambra on a smaller scale. The only downside is that I paid my money but that only got me in to half of it, and at the other side they wanted more money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Being my second time in Malaga, I finally went to see the historical place. Being a student I payed €0,60 to enter. Only stayed at the main site, due to a friend having trouble with hight. We were both surprised about how well preserved it was there. Only "bad" thing is that almost all, if not all, the information is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

It's like a mixture of natural park/gardens/historical site/museum. There are a few exposition rooms. Make sure you have at least an hour for a relax visit, because the guards will usually rush you out 10-15 minutes before closing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Although the palace rooms are interesting, perhaps the best part is the entrance through different gates all designed to go through defensive walls.

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