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Alcazaba

C Alcazabilla s/n, 29015 Malaga, Spain (Centro)
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Ranked #4 of 87 attractions in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Built between 1057 and 1063, this is probably the most important military fortification remaining from the Hispanic-Arabic period.
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Huddersfield
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146 reviews 146 reviews
27 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Firstly it is not expensive, it is located close to the Cathedral area and numerous bars which I am sure will get increasingly busy as summer comes; for us it was therefore a good place to find space and views.

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Malaga, Spain
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Alcazaba is Malaga´s roman fortress that overviews the city of Málaga. It has been refurbished over the past years and it is a historical site that you must visit if you come to Málaga. As it is at the top of the hill that overviews the city, the views are quite worth it.

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Benalmadena
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Of all the interesting places in the city of Malaga this is my favourite. Not withstanding the spectacular views across the city, this is a building that exudes both peace and history as you wander round the traditional Moorish gardens. When you compare the cost of visiting this historic site with the cost of visiting similar locations in Britain the... More

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Coin,Malaga
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great improvement in recent years with the restoration of the Roman Amphitheatre which is at the lower entrance to the Alcazaba.I took the trip up to the Castillo in a taxi & then was able to walk down from the top enjoying the magnificient views of the wonderful panorama of Malaga & it,s harbour. then at the bottom you have... More

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Malaga, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I found this attraction boring although the views overlooking Malaga are worth the visit. Repairs to the original have been overworked, detracting from its authenticity.

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Alcazaba is worth visiting only for the picturesque views it offers from the different locations of the castle but combined with its historical value it is a real gem, in the end you will be more familiar with the history of the city and definitely get visual satisfaction, and as a bonus you will be accompanied by aroma of beautiful... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Spectacular views but we found the Alcazaba to be distinctly average. The tickets are self service although there was a Spanish man who was supposed to help but was actually quite rude when we asked him a question. We have been to many countries where English is not the first language and have appreciated the effort that tourist attractions go... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The Alcazaba is attached to the hill of <gibralfaro on which the remains of another castle are located. Buying a combined a ticket will spare you some money- the tickets can be bought right next to the Roman theatre from where you can climb to the Alcazaba. The climb to the second castle is rather steep and if you prefer... More

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

If you compare it to the Alhambra in Granada, it is small and compact, but you get good views of the City and bay and the Gardens are interesting. Tip: take the elevator up and walk your way down.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Interesting insight into the Muslim history of the city with the architecture showing the arab influences.

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