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Address: Calle 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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It is a nice getaway from the streets of Málaga center

I think it is a relaxing place where you can have some good views over the city and its port. There is no museum inside, well, there are some ceramics from the medieval or even... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I think it is a relaxing place where you can have some good views over the city and its port. There is no museum inside, well, there are some ceramics from the medieval or even older times but it is not the most important thing there. You can have a nice walk, see the small fountains and the views.

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Benalmadena, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The perfect place if you want to see the city from a different point of view. If you like photography it is well worthy to visit la alcazaba with your camera. Panoramic views, courtyards and fountains will be your target. There is a bar where you can have a relaxing drink watching the harbour.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Alcazaba was great to visit - full of little courtyards and nice and shady. Cafe and toilets inside. Only a few euros to visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful City anyways, it has to have ist own Alcazaba of course. Very nice Location, there are some Restaurants and cafes nearby to enjoy the view.

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Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Inside there are gardens, artifacts, mosaics views of the port area. Check out my pictures....worth the effort!

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Zierikzee, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After granada and cordoba the 3th visit. Super super and saved for the future . A must when in malaga

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Beveren, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Gives more than a flavor of a.o. moor castle times. If you cannot get to Granada (Alhambra, Generalife gardens ...) then this a very good alternative. No need here to book in advance and about 10 times cheaper. Well maintained garden , buildings. As in authentic time. Of course quite less extensive as in Granada. But worth the stop. Also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This moorish castle from the 11th century still has great gardens and waterways that are a pleasure to see. The vistas in almost every direction are a huge plus. And castle buildings and interior courtyards are very beautiful and a guaranteed photo-op. Piece of advice get a combined ticket for Alcazaba and Gibralfaro, you will not regret it.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are reasonably fit its worth a visit. Seniors pay less than a euro. I only found out bcause the staff were helping with the ticket machine.Some of the narrow steps don't have handrails and mini queues form to use them. Having said that there are some nice little gardens and nice views although not particularly high up, it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Alcazaba originally was built by the Romans, and parts of the original castle still exist. The Roman Amphitheater probably is the most impressive of those sections. The Moorish reign over the area is also apparent in limited sections, but most of the castle appears to be from the post-Moorish Spanish rule (as the stonework is very similar to that... More 

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