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“Like a mini Alhambra Palace” 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 #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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“Like a mini Alhambra Palace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Fabulous place to wander around, in and out of little courtyards and up a number of steps and paths. And it's free if you visit after 2pm on a Sunday!

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“Up and Down”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I intended to visit both La Alcazaba and Castillo de Gibralfaro, the former being halfway up a steep hill to the latter. I found out when I got to La Alcazaba that there is no access from it to Gibralfaro and to get from one to the other one has to climb back down one part of the hill and climb up another. Not being much of a mountain goat, I stuck with La Alcazaba. It is not for the faint-hearted as parts of the structure are linked by steep, narrow, external, stone flights of steps without handrails. The architecture is recognisably Moorish with some decoration and a few artefacts on display. There are garden areas and impressive portals. There is a lift down.

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“A mini Alhambra with Great Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

If you like castles, or views with history this is for you, and it costs very little. The only problem is like most castles it is on a hill, but where else would you get such a great view of Malaga.

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“A pleasant stroll and good views over the city”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I'd recommend this for an Interesting and pleasant stroll. It's not spectacular but very pleasant. And for pensioners it only costs 60 cents! Great value.

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“A mini-Alhambra!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Spent a wonderful morning here wandering through the various buildings and gardens in the Moorish style. Amazing views over the bay and the town from the walls, while there are ample opportunities to sit and admire the beautiful little gardens and admire the use of water.

One tip: if you have mobility problems - or if you want to start at the top and work your way down, there is a lift from the street behind the town hall which takes you to the upper level. Also be aware the attraction in not open on Mondays.

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