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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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Malaga, Spain
2 reviews
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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Tirana, Albania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I visited it early in the morning 9.00am and I recommend this time since it is quieter and you are almost alone to explore the gardens and listen to the water lovely sound. In march you can smell the Azahar (orange flowers blossom). Take the elevator to go up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

There is no doubt that this place is very pretty and interesting but after seeing the big Alhambra in Granada I was slightly disappointed at the size of this place. However, the views over Malaga were gorgeous and breathtaking, especially as it was a clear, sunny day and everything was very pretty. We got around the place quite quickly and... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

It is an extraordinary place, with panoramas on the Malaga. You must know that the entrance is free every sunday afternoon, from 14h.

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Alcazaba, very helpful staff at the entrance, as seniors, only just! we got in for peanuts, would have been happy to have paid more when we realized what an absolute gem of a place this is. Take as long as you like wandering around absorbing the Moorish architecture and relishing the panoramic views... More

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