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Alcazaba

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Address: Calle Alcazabilla s/n, 29015 Malaga, Spain
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Built between 1057 and 1063, this is probably the most important military...

Built between 1057 and 1063, this is probably the most important military fortification remaining from the Hispanic-Arabic period.

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Private Malaga City Sightseeing Tour
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$43.42*
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Malaga City Private Walking Tour including Alcazaba Fortress
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$30.40*
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A must if you're in Malaga!

If you like architecture and history then this place needs to be in your top 3 list! This place is captivating and the views are stunning! ☺

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you like architecture and history then this place needs to be in your top 3 list! This place is captivating and the views are stunning! ☺

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are a couple of ways to access the Alcazaba - one way is to walk up the steep and winding pathway from near the Roman theatre, a long climb if you have mobility problems or with a pushchair. The easy way up is to use the lift inside the cliff, which is accessed from behind the town hall. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The view from the walls was breath taking with the wbole of malaga set out before you. Views all the wày to north Africa. The feat of building such a castle with no modern machines is fañtastic

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Its a lot of walking up to the top but was it worth it. The history and views are breath taking. Many areas for a rest on the way up with a nice bar awaiting at the top. Very good value , buy for the two visits.

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Alcazaba de Malaga whilst spending a couple of days in Malaga. Very interesting to visit plus great views of the city below. Lots to see, plus a small bar when you need to stop for a rest. There are also toilet facilities there. We were there for a couple of hours. Good value for money. 2.20€ for adults,... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Alcazaba was built by the Moors and was later conquered by the Christians. Today it is one of the best castles one can visit in Spain. There is much to see there and the views of the harbor from the castle are great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A Must for any visit to Malaga, plus you must visit the fortress above. but take the 35 bus and then walk down,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great views, great walks, great bar. Lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon in malaga. Little hike to the top totally worth it for the fantastic scenery. I probably won't go here again but I do recommend it to be done, at least once.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful, historic site in Malaga. The admission was free, and it is possible to buy drinks and ice creams

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent lovely time, the fact that it was December helped because there were less people than usually. There's a caffee and toilets, staff are friendly.

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