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Address: Calle Alcazabilla s/n, 29015 Malaga, Spain
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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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Nice view

Nice view over the city. Do not expect a castle. It is a nice fortress. It has small courtyards and nice gardens. One of the attractions that you should not miss when in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 13, 2016
Roy M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Nice view over the city. Do not expect a castle. It is a nice fortress. It has small courtyards and nice gardens. One of the attractions that you should not miss when in Malaga. You can save some money by buying a combined ticket to Alcazaba and Gibralfaro.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

Seen by sum as a poor man's Alhambra, this is non the less worth a visit and the ticket price gets you entry to the adjacent Roman theatre with is worth a proper look as well. The price is not unreasonable. You do need to be able to walk up hill but the paths are good. It is interesting and... More 

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

You didn't get to see Alhambra? Or you did not want to spend a heap of money on the tickets? Don't worry, you can go to Alcazaba, pretty much the same thing at 1/6 of the price (and almost for free for students). Huge are with nice views, good insight into Moorish architecture. Pity that the lady operating the ticket... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016

A beautiful palace with lovely courtyards with fountains and other water features wrapped up in a well preserved fortress. Excellent.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016

We got the ticket for Alcazaba and Castilo de Gibralfo combination for under €4.00. The Alcazba is a Moorish fortress palace in Malaga. If you are visiting Malaga you don't want to miss this landmark.

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2016

The view over Málaga is great indeed - sad that the way up to the platform was closed due constructions.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

An amazing building and stepped in history. Rising above the hustle and bustle of Malaga, this historic building and it's fortifications tower over the city with views out to sea. It was clearly imposing in its day and remains so now. It is a must on a trip to this city and offered a tranquil historic oasis in a modern... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2016

We were staying at the Parador Gibralfaro so decided to take the short walk up to the Castle and decend to the Alcazaba from there. It takes about 20 minutes downhill (steepish in places) to get to the entrance which is not far from The Plaza de la Aduana. If walking down from the Castle be careful to take a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2016

We visited the alcazaba which is close to the cathedral. Good views of the city and port. Several courtyards and bits of garden are accessible as well as sections of the walls. You can also go outside the alcazaba to the Castillo of Gibralfaro which is on top of the hill and you have to pay a separate entrance fee.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

After that long climb to the Castillo, down below is a wonderful sight of the Alcazaba structure. Explore the citadel and enjoy the view of Malaga.

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