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“Great historic building” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Alcazaba

Alcazaba
C Alcazabilla s/n, 29015 Malaga, Spain (Centro)
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Private Malaga City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #5 of 174 things to do in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: Built between 1057 and 1063, this is probably the most important military fortification remaining from the Hispanic-Arabic period.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Great historic building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Great views & fabulous short trip( approx 1 1/2 hours) There was a wedding being photographed when we were there; really picturesque.

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“Water Features and Arabic Decorations remain at Alcazaba”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Are you very fit? Can you walk up stairs and hike hills? You'll need to be fit to tour the Alcazaba, because there really is no 'handicapped' access. If you are you'll be rewarded with beautiful ancient water features like fountains and with some remaining Arabic decorations. Not only that, but the views are remarkable, which you earned from your hike up the hillside.
There were no tours when we visited, on a Sunday morning, but the building has several displays to show you what the castle looks like sprawled over the hillside. There's an elevator to take you back down, but I'm warning you, if you can't climb steps you won't see much here. Worth a trip, and take your camera!

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Whitley Bay
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“Good views but no link to Gibralfaro”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We were surprised to find that after walking round this site and after buying tickets for both this site and the Gibralfaro, we had to walk out and start up the hill again to get to the Gibralfaro. This is mad given there is a gate leading to the Gibralfaro which seems to be permanently locked! Its hard enough to walk up the hill once in the summer heat, but making you do it twice is cruel!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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“Very Interesting and Good Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

This place punches well above its weight.
For less than the price of a coffee you can access this 1000 year old Moorish fortification together with its palace.
The views are superb
The gardens and water features are very beautiful
The architecture is very interesting
You also get to see the remains of a Roman Amphitheatre including within the ticket price.
For those of you who have less mobility, there is a lift to the Palace from behind the Town Hall but most of the site is inacessible for wheelchair-users

Sadly, written information about the site is ONLY made available in Spanish but you can get the gist of it by following the pictures on the information boards

Toilets were spotless

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Newark, California
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“Not bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

There's no one to guide you around to let you know what you are looking at...and there isn't much to see here. The walk down from the castle was pretty daunting for my father.

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