Alcazaba de Antequera
Alcazaba de Antequera
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  • biagi579
    Dublin, Ireland35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Find - stunning town.
    Fantastic place to visit for a few hours or an overnight stay. Lovely narrow streets, lots of tapas bars and cafe shops, it has a lovely feel to it. If you are driving, park at Calle de Diego Ponce car park, it has a 360 viewing platform on the 5th floor. It has amazing views of the rooftops of the 14 churches in the town. Steeped in history, it’s easy access to the La Alcazaba and is worth a visit, it cost €4 to enter and the views are spectacular. We ate in a lovely restaurant called Loulou, the tapas was very tasty and very cheap. Highly recommend it. 15 minutes drive away El Torcal de Antequera is Spains answer to the Grand Canyon, it’s breathtaking and you won’t be disappointed. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 29, 2023
  • Ortwin
    Breda, The Netherlands984 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice views of Antequera and surroundings
    We sneaked in through a back door (in fact a gate), when walking up the hill, so we cannot comment on the price/quality ratio. In any case, in February it is merely the views from the clock tower (former mosque call-for-prayer place), other than the garden, that is the attraction of this place. They were doing some construction at the time (reason why we could sneak in), so our picture is biased a bit. It might get better this summer. There are some explanation panels and you can download a tour via internet. In general, there is not so much to see inside the buildings, but is a nice setting when you are in the Antequera area.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 25, 2024
  • Elizabeth H
    56 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hostoric Fort
    Historic Fort. Dominates the skyline above Antequara. Steep walk up and not particularly well sign posted. There appears to be a small road train from the square outside the museum at certain times. Entry is 5€ or 8€ if you include the church - includes a good audio guide. Only 2 towers and the walls remain. However it is well worth it for stunning views. If you at all interested in mediaeval Spanish history, doubly worth it.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 3, 2024
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biagi579
Dublin, Ireland35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Fantastic place to visit for a few hours or an overnight stay. Lovely narrow streets, lots of tapas bars and cafe shops, it has a lovely feel to it. If you are driving, park at Calle de Diego Ponce car park, it has a 360 viewing platform on the 5th floor. It has amazing views of the rooftops of the 14 churches in the town. Steeped in history, it’s easy access to the La Alcazaba and is worth a visit, it cost €4 to enter and the views are spectacular.
We ate in a lovely restaurant called Loulou, the tapas was very tasty and very cheap. Highly recommend it.
15 minutes drive away El Torcal de Antequera is Spains answer to the Grand Canyon, it’s breathtaking and you won’t be disappointed.
I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Written December 29, 2023
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David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain654 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
The Alcazaba sits above the town of Antequera and is a Moorish fortress which following the Reconquest became a Christian fortification. It is a climb up from town, so we drove up which created problems for our sat nav. The entry fee includes an audio tour which explains the history of the site and identifies the remains on site. This was very helpful. We also bought the ticket which includes the nearby Colegiata church built to celebrate the conquest.
Written March 14, 2022
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FoodieOswestry
Oswestry506 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a very impressive site perched on top of the hill overlooking the modern town and is where the town originated.

Being nearly past it, I could get a combined ticket for the Alcazaba and church for just 3e which is a bargain and what’s more, it includes the audio guide which is one of the best I have had, informative but not long winded.

The self guided tour is easy as there is a map provided and although there are quite a few steps all but the very physically challenged should be able to make it.

A very good, very enjoyable hour or so.

Parking, close to the entrance, is hit or miss and there is little of it, I was lucky and found a spot right outside but I doubt I could do it twice, so be warned,
Written February 5, 2020
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Elizabeth H
56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Historic Fort. Dominates the skyline above Antequara. Steep walk up and not particularly well sign posted. There appears to be a small road train from the square outside the museum at certain times.

Entry is 5€ or 8€ if you include the church - includes a good audio guide. Only 2 towers and the walls remain. However it is well worth it for stunning views. If you at all interested in mediaeval Spanish history, doubly worth it.
Written May 3, 2024
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Devonscot
Newton Abbot, UK67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We stopped in Antequera en route to Seville from Granada and really pleased that we did. The town is beautiful. It is devoid of the graffiti that marks so many of Spain's buildings. We walked up to the castle and found it to be an inexpensive and worthwhile visit and interesting . The views are just superb.
We didn't pay extra to go into the church though, it didn't seem worthwhile just to see more church wealth on display.
Written February 8, 2023
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KrisD_pl
Warsaw, Poland7,716 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This Moorish fortress from 14th century is the number one attraction in Antequera. It's located on a hill above the town, the walls are well preserved and it's a quite interesting visit and the views to the town are great. It costs 4 euros to enter (or 6 euros in a bundle ticket with nearby Colegiata).
Written May 2, 2022
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Ortwin
Breda, The Netherlands984 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We sneaked in through a back door (in fact a gate), when walking up the hill, so we cannot comment on the price/quality ratio. In any case, in February it is merely the views from the clock tower (former mosque call-for-prayer place), other than the garden, that is the attraction of this place. They were doing some construction at the time (reason why we could sneak in), so our picture is biased a bit. It might get better this summer.
There are some explanation panels and you can download a tour via internet. In general, there is not so much to see inside the buildings, but is a nice setting when you are in the Antequera area.
Written February 26, 2024
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Julieann J
Bath, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
A jewel of a find with the most spectacular views across the mountains. The climb up the fort and church ,winds through the beautifully well kept streets of Antequera. The audio guide took us around the fort and allowed us to understand the importance of the place. Well worth a visit.
Written October 23, 2022
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Redkitewatcher64
Andover, UK1,996 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
We visited on a day trip to Antequera , and the Alcazaba can be seen for miles as you approach. Its a bit difficult to find the entrance and we ended up all walking all around the base of the castle to fin it. We went on a Tuesday as it was market day in the town and discovered that museums are also free on that day. Its lovely to walk around the grounds and walk the walls, ramparts and towers and lots of interpretation boards . In fact we had hired the audio tour but it was a bit long and boring and there was just as much information walking around. There are stunning views over the town from walls and the church next door, Great way to spend a few hours
Written March 5, 2022
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greenpanther30
Camberley, UK1,294 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Great fort with fantastic views over the city. Some of the best views in Andalusia. Entrance was cheap, €4, and includes a audio guide. You can get entrance to the church next door too. Personally we found the church very boring, little to see and no information. Don't bother, but the Fort is stunning. Not too much to see once you're in, but worth the money.
Written March 13, 2022
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