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Alcazaba

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Address: C Alcazabilla s/n, 29015 Malaga, Spain
Phone Number: 952217646
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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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Malaga City Private Walking Tour including Alcazaba Fortress
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Take the lift

You can walk up from the town or get the lift near the town hall for 2.20 euros. Given it was mid day and 32 degrees we went for the lift . The info is all in Spanish but you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Joanne M
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Glasgow
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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can walk up from the town or get the lift near the town hall for 2.20 euros. Given it was mid day and 32 degrees we went for the lift . The info is all in Spanish but you can get a leaflet in other languages. Good for a wander around and great views of Malaga.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth a visit if travelling to Malaga. Nice well kept Gardens inside and stunning arial view over Malaga harbour. Inexpensive entrance fee.

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Grand Casablanca Region, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't miss it while in Malaga !! Very nice views from the top. Cheap entrance and located in the main area in the city.

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Lisburn, Northern Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A lovely chance to get stunning views of Malaga from a height.Lovely decorative arches and Moorish architecture.walk along the ramparts and enjoy the views.some beautiful inner courtyard gardens with trickling water fountains.there are two places to buy tickets and gain entrance.one entrance is by the roman amphitheatre.the second is via a tunnel and lift in the avenue behind the town... More 

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Torrevieja, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Alcazaba is in the centre of Malaga. It is a beautiful old building with lovely grounds and as it is in the centre it is a haven of peace and tranquility. There were lots of people around but it still felt quiet, and peaceful. The views over the city and the port area are fantastic. There is a little... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very pretty place! Nicely kept, great views. Entrance only around 2 euros. You can also buy a combined ticket for the Castle. Recommended!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a long walk for my 7 year old son, my 75 year old mother in law and the rest of us. DO NOT wear heels, even little ones. I got up there no problem, but had to go downhill barefoot and by this time the ground was like molten lava. There is a very pleasant terrace at the... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This ancient fort is not to be missed if you are visiting Malaga. Set on the side of a hill, the views of the port and city are incredible. It is really cheap to get in and you can take as much time as you want to go around. There are lots of shady seats so you can sit and... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stumbled upon the Alcazaba while walking around Malaga town centre. The entrance fee is incredibly cheap, the views of the harbour and city are breathtaking, and the Moorish architecture and gardens recall a subtle version of the Alhambra. Just make sure you go in the morning when it isn't too hot, or take a sun hat.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had been to the Alhambra earlier in the week, if you have been there first you will be disappointed by the alcazaba. Good views though and shady. Was quite crowded.

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