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Owner description: Built between 1057 and 1063, this is probably the most important military fortification remaining from the Hispanic-Arabic period.
Reviewed March 19, 2014

I intended to visit both La Alcazaba and Castillo de Gibralfaro, the former being halfway up a steep hill to the latter. I found out when I got to La Alcazaba that there is no access from it to Gibralfaro and to get from one to the other one has to climb back down one part of the hill and climb up another. Not being much of a mountain goat, I stuck with La Alcazaba. It is not for the faint-hearted as parts of the structure are linked by steep, narrow, external, stone flights of steps without handrails. The architecture is recognisably Moorish with some decoration and a few artefacts on display. There are garden areas and impressive portals. There is a lift down.

Thank H11LSW
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

If you like castles, or views with history this is for you, and it costs very little. The only problem is like most castles it is on a hill, but where else would you get such a great view of Malaga.

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Reviewed March 17, 2014

Cheap to enter, quite small compared to Seville or Granda, but if you cant get to either of those, worth seeing for the Moorish architecture & courtyards.

Thank Steve D
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

Not to be missed. Great views, gardens and courtyards invested with calm and tranquility. As with other Moorish legacies in Andalucia, a reminder that this ancient culture had much to offer. The use of water, always trickling around was and remains inspirational. I took more than a hundred photographs in almost as many minutes. One or two of them were quite good!

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Reviewed March 15, 2014

I'd recommend this for an Interesting and pleasant stroll. It's not spectacular but very pleasant. And for pensioners it only costs 60 cents! Great value.

Thank sjhHove
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