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Address: Calle Alcazabilla s/n, 29015 Malaga, Spain
Phone Number: +34 952 21 76 46
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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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Great view from the parapets

It was a good walk from the cathedral in town to the top, but it was worth it. It is an awesome view. We did not see any English language displays, except at the entrance. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Yorkville, IL, United States
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Yorkville, IL, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a good walk from the cathedral in town to the top, but it was worth it. It is an awesome view. We did not see any English language displays, except at the entrance. We bought treats at the snack shack by the entrance. We took a taxi from the top back to our hotel. The taxi was not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful gardens with water features. Great views of the city. Nice indoor exhibits and more to see than the castle at the top.

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Vancouver, Wa.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my 2nd time here, and loved the tour. Lots of history of this area. The views were great from here, too.

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Kent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely sunny day so decided to do the outdoors things and we were not disappointed with the Alcazaba de Malaga.

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Oosterbeek, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

when you walk up you will have a great view over Malaga!! There is a roman theatre before you go in nice to sit

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Forfar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent views and great history. A great way to spend a morning or afternoon in Malaga. Not to be missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Alcazaba is a Morrish fortified palace that is well maintained. You are able to walk the ruins as people did a thousand years ago. You can understand the strategic importance of the guard towers and the beauty of the gardens. No less an achievement atop a hill is how they were able to design the water system for the... More 

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Alicante, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Built high on a hill top, over looking the city of Malaga and its port, these are the well preserved ruins of a Moorish style palatial fortress.The word Alcazaba means citadel and it was built as a defence against pirates. Started in the early 11th century by the Hammudid dynasty it was built on the ruins of a Roman fortification.... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Málaga, thats definetelly a site to visit. A beautiful force on top of a hill, you can see the whole port area and the whole city from the other side. Also, there is a small museum inside. Sunday afternoon free admission!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited close to closing time so I'm not sure if I missed something. It looks massive from the outer exterior but once inside it seems as if I only walked around a small courtyard. It was still worth the visit as the views are great, especially at dusk. I can imagine the gardens and courtyard are much more vibrant... More 

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