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Address: Calle Alcazabilla s/n, 29015 Malaga, Spain
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+34 952 21 76 46

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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Interesting with great views

Beautiful and full of history, worth the walk to the top alone where you will have great views of Málaga. A must see if you are visiting.

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Manchester, England
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful and full of history, worth the walk to the top alone where you will have great views of Málaga. A must see if you are visiting.

Thank MancMan78
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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well maintained site. Maybe sometimes too well (not everything is old anymore..) the views over the Harbor and city are nice. And very cheap. Only €2,- for adults and €0,60 for the children

Thank Wouter D
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great place to visit but hilly. Fab architecture stunning views. 2€ entry fee via machine. Really cheap!

Thank FizzyLife
Dublin, Ireland
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The alcazaba is a real step back in time. It has really impressive gardens and the gates on the walk up have some of the columns from the roman theatre built into them. It wasn't too busy and we got some nice photos.

Thank E0N120
Tampa, Florida
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626 reviews
274 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 470 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love history and architecture, so Alcazaba satified both my desires. I would call it the best site in Malaga. The entrance is 2.40 euro and the walk around the fortress is amazing. It's a photographers dream. I also saw a nice view of the Port from there. This is the must see in Malaga. Also I was able to... More 

Thank Easylivingtravel
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Alcazaba is located at the foot of the Gibralfaro hill in Malaga. It's easy to stumble upon while exploring the beautiful city sites. Alcazaba is one of Malaga's historical monuments and is much visited because of its history and beauty. If you struggle with bad knees or have trouble walking I'd recommend taking a taxi to the top of the... More 

Thank Julie_A_Dani
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you don't want to climb, there is a lift available. The views are spectacular as is the stone work. It is a beautiful location, extremely romantic. If you have to choose between attractions, you should put Alcazaba at the top of your list.

Thank Natalie N
Thimphu, Bhutan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very historical and beautiful. Beautiful views and very nice place to spend an evening and have a glass of wine.

Thank Tenzin_Ts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great visit. Very long and lots of walking. Our guide Chus was excellent. Unfortunately she had to do it in two languages, French and German. This was very annoying as both groups of people had to listen to both, otherwise you did not know when she would change from one to the other. I recommend checking this out prior to... More 

Thank Elaine K
Prague, Czech Republic
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just awesome! It is difficult to imagine how everything was beautiful in those days! A million courtyards, gardens, and what views of Malaga! Great!

Thank BeeMajka

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