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Alcazaba

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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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New discoveries through every doorway and stunning views. Nice to stop off for a drink and ice cream at the little cafe too and look at the views. Lovely to walk around but watch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, Canada
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

New discoveries through every doorway and stunning views. Nice to stop off for a drink and ice cream at the little cafe too and look at the views. Lovely to walk around but watch small children carefully as there are lots of low walls and no walls. Saw a little toddler fall but luckily he was caught in a bush.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nice place where to wonder around and see the panoramic view of Malaga. Beautiful gardens. Not expensive.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We love visiting historical locations. We were just in Seville and visited the Alcazar. The Alcazar was fantastic to visit, the Alcazaba not so much (unfortunately). There is not much there but the walls -- and they are not elegantly tiled and decorated like at the Alcazar. There are some archeological finds (pottery, etc.) that are showcased. Yes, worth visiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a great place for a walk in the heart of Malaga, impressive architecture and views to the port. Also relaxing, as was not busy in the early afternoon.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting to see this structure built in the ninth century. No information provided though so all you can do is wonder around. The few information placards are solely in Spanish so not helpful. I did enjoy it though.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a very hot day and alcazaba provided many areas of shade and beautiful views combined with a cool breeze because of the height of the castle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's worth one visit to the fort to see the history of how the city was inhabited. Very close to Picasso museum. Entrance is reasonable.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Alcazaba is an ancient Moorish Fortress, which overlooks the city and the Port. It is, in turn, overlooked by Castillo de Gibralfaro, and so it makes sense to visit both, one after the other. We did this as part of the trip on the Malaga Tour Bus and I'm glad we did. At my age, there is no way I'd... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this location must be visited, that represent a historical place which shows the influence of the muslim in Spain. Beautiful ceramic peaces reagarding previous centuries

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The walk around the Alcazaba was very pleasant and full of interesting sights. It so just exciting to think that you are walking along a place that has seen centuries of every day life and culture.

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