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Great for a wander round....

After visiting some major cities Badajoz seemed quiet and almost untouched! There were some... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bath, United Kingdom
Best breeze in town.

My parents live in Badajoz so I have been here almost every year for the past 10 years. I love it... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
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Calle Suarez de Figueroa s/n, 06001 Badajoz, Spain
+34 924 22 49 81
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Reviewed 12 April 2015

La Alcazaba de Badajoz is a Moorish citadel built in XII century. On the hill in the strategic position controlling a passage from Portugal to central Iberia. A large citadel with eight towers and four gates. Among the towers, the most significant is the Torre...More

3  Thank 1trekky
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Reviewed 21 August 2015

We didn't go into the museum, we just walked around the walls for free. The views were great, but there could be more information. Parking is free right near the castle. We preferred Elvis nearby in Portugal.

1  Thank JoolsReading
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After visiting some major cities Badajoz seemed quiet and almost untouched! There were some interesting parts in La Alcazaba, although not a great deal of information but it gave us a very a good walk around all the paths with our dog!

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Reviewed 30 September 2018

The Alcazaba is huge and has a varied and interesting history but you would hardly know this from the paucity of information available. The enormous fortress footprint can be walked round on top of the wall but the various unsympathetic renovations stand out rather too...More

Thank Maureen T
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

My parents live in Badajoz so I have been here almost every year for the past 10 years. I love it here, brilliant for picnics with the family on very hot summer days it's one place in town that always gets a breeze, has a...More

1  Thank HLeay
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

The massive walls can be seen from a far. You can walk on top of them, and climb a few of the small towers for a good view on the city from where Portugal and the west of Spain were reigned for a few centuries.

Thank sebcio
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to visit with no crowds. In fact in the whole time we walked around the walls we saw two people. We are not sure why at this time of year with the beautiful weather it was like a ghost town....More

1  Thank RelleBrisbane
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Indeed Badajoz ends up surprising you...we enjoy coming here for quick breaks. The castle walls have all been restored and its a quiant clam place with a nice well kept garden

Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 9 October 2017

It's a cute castle up on the hill. You reach it thru some narrow old streets. There is a museum inside, a small park and, as you would expect, a lot of really really old stone.

Thank Antoniodiaspaiva
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I have a pleasant walk around the fortified area of city, which is in need of a large renovation to regain its splendorous past. I recommend walking the walls and gardens and enjoying the views of the city from each of its towers.

Thank Mikel P
Reviewed 2 July 2017

An ancient Arabic-Christian Citadel. It's free admission. To walk around the place can be a bit hard if not used to a lot of steps. There is also a great museum that is also free. A few eateries and the interesting Plaza are right there.

Thank south6
Reviewed 17 June 2017

If you are in the Badajoz area, this is worth a visit. However, as one reviewer stated, it is a bit like a car park with ruins in it. But it is a work that is in the process of being restored and it does...More

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