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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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Malaga City Private Walking Tour including Alcazaba Fortress
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Worth the visit!

Great place to visit, though be prepare to walk up hill. Not as stunning as La Alhambra however it is a beautiful place with an extraordinary view.

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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to visit, though be prepare to walk up hill. Not as stunning as La Alhambra however it is a beautiful place with an extraordinary view.

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Surrey U.K.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Im slightly late in writing this review, but whilst in Malaga you must visit Alcazaba. We got the tour bus to the top where we had lunch and then visited the top part where we took a walk around we then made a slow walk down and entered the Alcazaba.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Steepish for unfit travellers but not above average. grea views, nice garden areas, centtral and easy to find next to roman theatre.

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Gran Canaria, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

By far one of the best things we done while staying in Malaga...just do it! If you don't it's a bit like going to London and not seeing big ben !

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Szeged, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can enjoy the spectacular views from this very well-preserved palace. (The entrance fee is affordable but it is not easy to find a free parking lot.) This place is worth for a visit. Although I do not recommend those who has difficulties in walking and families with young children in strollers.

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

Really interesting seeing the Islamic and Christian buildings, although, it was inundated with schoolkids more interested in testing and selfish. Culture is water on the young!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited in February and even though cold and wet it was still an excellent visit. Luckily for us we got there after 2 on a Sunday when entrance was free. Would have happily paid the standard entrance fee as the place was stunning. Fantastic views from all around the walls. Very interesting artefacts on display. Superb stylish architecture to admire.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Of all the castles and fortresses I have visited in other countries, this is the one that most impressed me. I could easily imagine what life might be like for the people here over the ages. Or put my sleeve within a medieval movie set. We visited the morning after a terrible storm , flooding and slides, road washouts around... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arrived early on a beautiful February morning. It was peaceful, vast and beautiful. There are examples of old pottery and a kiln and some modern examples using old techniques. Water is everywhere and the gardens and hedges are stunning. Really enjoyed it. Great views over Malaga. The oranges were on the trees. Photo opportunities everywhere.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A couple of friends and I took a taxi tour of Malaga and this was our second stop on a great day of sightseeing. This is positively a must for anyone visiting Malaga along with the Cathedral and Picasso's sights. I also enjoyed the Roman ruins below...such a varied ruin of interest to anyone...go see it!

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