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“Amazing that is still standing.” 4 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 #3 of 80 Attractions in Malaga
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
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.
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“Amazing that is still standing.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Being from the eleventh century, it is amazing how well preserved this sight is. The Roman Theatre that stands before he entrance is also impressive. We found the map to be a bit confusing but found our way around this huge fortress. As you climb, go slow as it is quite a hike to get to the levels that offer spectacular views of the harbor and sea views below. You will see Malaga from a different viewpoint. The Bull ring is a picture waiting to happen from above. Bring good walking shoes. Thankfully it was a cool day.

Visited January 2013
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“Amazing site!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

The history of the Alcazaba is fascinating! How this fortress was constructed to be so strong, and exists to this day is incredible! The doors are low, showing how short people were back then!

Visited December 2012
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“Very nice place to visit in Malaga”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Not to far from the center of Malaga you will find Alcazzaba, and close to the entrace first what you will see is and old Roman theater. Take some time, 60 to 90 minutes to visit this place. You have to pay a small fee for the entrance but its worth. Walk slowly all around, go up to the top and enjoy the very nice view over the port of Malaga and a part of the center of Malaga. Visit all small exibitions which are located inside some of the buildings, and simply travel back in time. At the end of the walking tour you will also get down to walk around the old Roman theater. After you finish with the visit, outside you will find some good restaurants, sit down, have some tapas and think about what you saw in Alcazzaba ! Have fun and great time !

Visited April 2012
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“Step back almost a millenium”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

This is a well preserved (and unobtrusively restored) fortress from the period of Moorish rule. It overlooks the small square in which the remains of a Roman theatre are preserved, while towering above it - accessible by long, steep ramps and flights of steps are the later fortifications that did service well into the 19th century. All well worth a visit!

Visited December 2012
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“Málaga's Alhambra”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

A restored second century BC Roman theatre stands at the entrance to the Alcazaba, giving testimony to the fact that this area has been inhabited for many centuries (Málaga itself, of course, was founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century BC) The magnificent Alcazaba, which might almost be described as a mini-Alhambra, dates from the 11th century, when it housed the Emirs of Málaga. It has been heavily but carefully restored, and the gardens have great appeal. It's quite a walk up the hill, but for the fainthearted or disabled there is a lift which leads you right into the middle of the palace.

Visited January 2013
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