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Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba

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Address: Calle Almanzor s/n, 04002 Almeria, Spain
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A tranquil stroll through history.

Yes entry is free. Anyone with mobility issues would find walking about challenging. I would recommend reading up on the history of the Alcazaba prior to your visit. There is a... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes entry is free. Anyone with mobility issues would find walking about challenging. I would recommend reading up on the history of the Alcazaba prior to your visit. There is a little info in English but knowing the Moorish history, the reasons for defence, and the Christian Era building activity make viewing the structure so much more meaningful and amazing.... More 

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Province of Alicante, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Surprisingly this is a free attraction. Without doubt a bargain. The fortress is immaculate well worth the 60-90min Dating back to 11th century its weathered extremely well.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entrance is free if you're an EU national. It's much quieter than other castles in Andalucía. Very well kept with friendly staff. There are a few signs here and there with information in both English and Spanish. Great views over the port and the city. The weather is almost always excellent. There are a few cat families. One set is... More 

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Granada, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, its huge.. with blue skies some amazing photos are there to be taken. Free to enter, its more of a park than a historic monument...by that i mean lots of stonework to see and views to enjoy, but little or no interior displays. we took many photos and enjoyed the peace of the site. Yes a few steps to... More 

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Frome, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

A wonderful view of the city and sea well worth the climb. Lovely gardens of water features, fountains and lovely stonework all of which are well preserved . A place of peace and quiet of another time and place. Free admission

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Went here with my sister twice during my visit to Almeria. Great place to take photos of the whole city with amazing views. Entrance is free if you are from the UK but I don't think it's expensive anyway. The castle is great if you love history, and even if you don't it has great views and lovely water features... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Walked up to the fortress 3 times during our stay in Almeria. Free admission and they provide a brochure with a little information on arrival, but read up before you go to optimize your visit. Great views of the city and pleasant to walk around on a sunny day.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Easy to find and free to visit. A bit of a climb up steps and well worth the effort. Most of the fortress has been restored beautifully and the gardens very well maintained. Breathtaking views from the top.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

This fort was very massive, overlooking the beautiful coastal city of Almeria, and also the mediterreanean coast. This was built to defend the city from attacks coming in from the sea. The reenactment done to show how the people lived during those times was also very good.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely time at Alcazaba! Incredible place with stunning views of Almeria. Make sure you have at least 2 hours to see all of it. No entry fee :)

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