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Alcazaba

Calle Alcazabilla s/n, 29015 Malaga, Spain
+34 952 21 76 46
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Built between 1057 and 1063, this is probably the most important military fortification remaining from the Hispanic-Arabic period.
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Calle Alcazabilla s/n, 29015 Malaga, Spain
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+34 952 21 76 46
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After visiting the FREE Roman Theatre head to the entrance of the Alcazaba (which conveniently puts you there). We visited Castillo de Gibralfaro first and bought the combination ticket for the Gibralfaro Castle and the Alcazaba. Seniors get a much discounted price so make sure...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My god. I love castles but this one has it all. Great location, big walls, very big and also very well preserved. Don't forget to check the 2nd castle, this one takes a climb/hike for 15 minutes, but is also worth it!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We bought dual.tickets for both attractions. Gardens & views are beautiful. Tranquil atmosphere which is best enjoyed early in the day.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful historic site and a must see if your in Malaga. It’s easily located as it’s close to the Port and cathedral and right next to the Roman theatre. Due to the walking involved we chose to visit just the Alcazabar site...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very interesting even after all the steps view is just brethtaking .all best things you can see how the tower the shape changing.

Thank Paolo D
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great restoration works completed very sim pathetically. You get great views from there, would recommend a “free” walking tour to guide you through as it makes a lot more sense if someone explains everything so you got it in context.

Thank cbscot18
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very inexpensiive, only a few euros. Very impressive. They have an elevator to the top, if walking up is not what you like. Not as well-known as Alhambra, but much easier to see.

1  Thank Carolyn_via_Ecuador
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s cool to see a thousand year old castle. I visited the castle in June 2018. It didn’t have the best views, but the structured the castle is completely intact and beautiful. And it’s only 3.5 euro to get in! Unfortunately, all of the descriptions...More

Thank Michael F
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Can be reached either from near the cathedral or start at the castle at the top & walk down. Interesting areas & small garden with water canals - worth a visit max time needed 1 hour.

Thank BELMONTIpswich
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Option to buy tickets to both Alcazaba and the higher fortress of Gibralfaro, but we only paid for the Alcazaba (wanted to limit our walking some). Winding approaches are near a Roman Amphitheater that was unearthed. This location is incredible as each winding turn provides...More

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KingCityDianne
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Response from Just_Tina_C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we were there on Sunday 4th March after 2pm and it was free
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143april
November 27, 2017|
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Response from Omar R | Reviewed this property |
It is open on Mondays but the elevator isn't operational on Mondays.
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Sweta G
September 30, 2017|
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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
There is a lift that can take you up some way thus speeding up the journey and for those less able making the climb less arduous Enjoy
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