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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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Atmospheric place with a very reasonable entrance fee.

This fort /castle is very close to the amphitheatre and is worth the climb up .It has wonderful views from the top and parts of it looked a lot like the Alhambra palace in Granada... read more

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This fort /castle is very close to the amphitheatre and is worth the climb up .It has wonderful views from the top and parts of it looked a lot like the Alhambra palace in Granada It is beautifully laid out and has nice garden ares and a little cafe /bar .

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

Fantastic sights! Really lovely dander around! Don't be in a rush! Not much to follow in the line of history, style or.... any detail really but just very enjoyable to explore. Mostly outdoor so be careful of the weather and people with children; bring a proper air tyre prom and not just your light buggy. You could probably just get... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must when visiting Malaga. It was only 2 euros to get in but although there was an assistant on hand, he did very little and we had to buy our tickets from a self-service machine. The flowers and oranges were of particular interest to me (and any fellow horticulturalists I am sure) and there were ample photo... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Built in the early 11th century by the Arab Muslim dynasty of Hammudid, which at that time ruled the Caliphate of Cordoba that Malaga was a part of, the Alcazaba of Malaga is an absolute must-see during your visit of this sun-blessed city. While it might not possess the stunning transcendental quality of the better-known Alhambra of Granada, it is... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wasn't sure whether to visit here but bought a combined ticket for here and the castle at a cost of only euros 5. Its in the old town so very accessible.It's a lovely old citadel with roman and moorish architecture, courtyards, arches, pools lovely terraces with great views over the city. There's is a small museum and a cafe. Wouldn't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by Malaga having lovely and interesting places to visit really enjoyed the Alcazaba a beautiful Moorish palace with flowers and fountains and amazing carved stone arches etc just lovely.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Alcazaba in central Malaga is a delight to visit and provides a peaceful stroll through little gardens and courtyards with the gentle sound of the water that fills the pools and basins. The information is interesting and there are many fine details to focus on. Find a shady spot and enjoy views over the town.

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Staffordshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely place to walk around. Cheap entrance, lovely gardens and views around city and port. Really interesting architecture.

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Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a cool windy midday here. Interesting and good exercise. Wear your walking shoes and clothes. You can spend a good hour+ here exploring the grounds. The entire site is a mix of Roman and Spanish culture. Everything has excellent signage. Many great photo opportunities. A MUST see when in Malaga.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my wife took a guided tour to the Alcazaba along with the Roman theatre where we came to know that the Arabs actually bought down the Roman theatre to get the raw material to build the this one!! However, I must say that the tasteful Arab architecture and design would not let you down and make it worth... More 

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