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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...

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

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Very beautiful place to wander around

Well worth the 2,20 admission price. We wandered around this place for a few hours -- many great vantage points to look out over Malaga. We preferred the Alcazaba to it's "big... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
Malaga, Spain

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Malaga, Spain
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Well worth the 2,20 admission price. We wandered around this place for a few hours -- many great vantage points to look out over Malaga. We preferred the Alcazaba to it's "big brother" Castillo de Gibralfaro, which had fewer things to look at inside/around.

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37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely loved the arabian style. Students have a huge discount! Make sure you buy the right to ticket at the entrance, since the combination with the Gibralfaro can be confusing. The nice staff will be glad to help though.

Thank Yosina K
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You could just lose yourself in the Alcazaba. Moorish influence and great views over the bay. Only cost €3.55 for a combined ticket to see the Castillo de Gibralfaro as well. While there isn't much to see inside the castle, it is well worth the climb up the hill for the views. You can get a taxi up there if... More 

Thank sleepybexhill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this site is a significant part of history which for us was fascinating. Nice to walk around the property and get a feel for how people lived a long time ago.

Thank mdzieg
London, UK
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Short walk up from the town. Free after 2pm on a Sunday. Some nice views. Cost of going up before 2pm was €2.20. Lovely gardens and water fountains.

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hants, uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was only a couple of euros each and well worth the visit, although it would be very hot in the summer months as there is no shade. It is also quite a trek up so not for those with any walking issues. That aside it is an amazing fortress, a real fusion of the Moors and Christians influences, and... More 

Thank lisapeach
Province of Naples, Italy
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice walk and gardens, museum is very interesting, and you can see a wonderful panorama from the upper walls.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My hubby and I went here a few days ago and we loved it!! We love exploring ancient ruins and the castles and fortresses of Spain are lovely. Tons of twists, turns, and passages to wonder around and get lost in. Also the grounds are very clean and it's obvious that a lot of care goes into maintaining them. One... More 

Thank Nicole C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In the ticket hall we were delighted to use the automatic ticket machine which informed us that as “Over 65s” our entrance fee was the princely sum of 1.20€ for the two of us! We picked up a leaflet in English which explained the history and lay out of the site and then proceeded up the cobbled street to the... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very good value especially if you're a 'senior' although only for fit seniors as not disabled friendly - a consequence of the historical nature of it rather than any failure of effort. Very interesting. Would benefit from some directional signage as it's a bit of a maze. Splendid views as you climb towards the upper reaches.

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