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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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I thought about going to Alhambra but it is quite a trip from Malaga and I was pleased I went to Alcazaba. Well preserves ramparts and great views of the City.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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389 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I thought about going to Alhambra but it is quite a trip from Malaga and I was pleased I went to Alcazaba. Well preserves ramparts and great views of the City.

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a fun historic walk while experiencing unique views of the city. For the inexpensive price, the experience was fun/worth it!

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A trip up the mountain to see both Alcazaba and Gibralfaro. Great views from this castle especially of the waterfront and some very pretty looking gardens and baths. If you do come here please book the ticket where you can see both this and Gibralfaro, you will not be disappointed. Word of warning, be careful of low roofs, I bumped... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This fort /castle is very close to the amphitheatre and is worth the climb up .It has wonderful views from the top and parts of it looked a lot like the Alhambra palace in Granada It is beautifully laid out and has nice garden ares and a little cafe /bar .

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Limavady, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic sights! Really lovely dander around! Don't be in a rush! Not much to follow in the line of history, style or.... any detail really but just very enjoyable to explore. Mostly outdoor so be careful of the weather and people with children; bring a proper air tyre prom and not just your light buggy. You could probably just get... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must when visiting Malaga. It was only 2 euros to get in but although there was an assistant on hand, he did very little and we had to buy our tickets from a self-service machine. The flowers and oranges were of particular interest to me (and any fellow horticulturalists I am sure) and there were ample photo... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Built in the early 11th century by the Arab Muslim dynasty of Hammudid, which at that time ruled the Caliphate of Cordoba that Malaga was a part of, the Alcazaba of Malaga is an absolute must-see during your visit of this sun-blessed city. While it might not possess the stunning transcendental quality of the better-known Alhambra of Granada, it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wasn't sure whether to visit here but bought a combined ticket for here and the castle at a cost of only euros 5. Its in the old town so very accessible.It's a lovely old citadel with roman and moorish architecture, courtyards, arches, pools lovely terraces with great views over the city. There's is a small museum and a cafe. Wouldn't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by Malaga having lovely and interesting places to visit really enjoyed the Alcazaba a beautiful Moorish palace with flowers and fountains and amazing carved stone arches etc just lovely.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Alcazaba in central Malaga is a delight to visit and provides a peaceful stroll through little gardens and courtyards with the gentle sound of the water that fills the pools and basins. The information is interesting and there are many fine details to focus on. Find a shady spot and enjoy views over the town.

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