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Alcazaba

Calle Alcazabilla s/n, 29015 Malaga, Spain
+34 952 21 76 46
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1.5-Hour Roman Theater and Alcazaba Castle Walking Tour
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Granada Walking Tour with Alhambra Gardens from Malaga
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Built between 1057 and 1063, this is probably the most important military fortification remaining from the Hispanic-Arabic period.
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Calle Alcazabilla s/n, 29015 Malaga, Spain
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"moorish architecture"
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"water features"
in 56 reviews
"roman theatre"
in 98 reviews
"combined ticket"
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"great views of malaga"
in 37 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 89 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"sunday afternoon"
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"worth the climb"
in 42 reviews
"couple of hours"
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"great place to visit"
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"walk up"
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"nice walk"
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"city centre"
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"alhambra"
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"palace"
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After a while in Spain you wonder what the difference is between an Alcába and an alcazaba? Something to do with whether they started as mosques and converted to churches or vice versa. Anyway they are both fortresses and always worth visiting. This one covers...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The castle is devoid of furniture so it is easier to navigate through. There are excellent photo-ops once up there. You can get a ticket for the castle as well as the fort (up the hill) for a combined lower price. The military fort requires...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Wow, so much history. Great areas to see and gardens be able to appreciate the architecture back in the days

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice place for a walk with great view of Malaga. One ticket cost 5,50€ (Alcazaba + Gibralfaro Castle).

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although less restored than the Alhambra, the Alcazaba in Malaga shows many of the same features and charm - without the crowds. An absolute bargain at 3.50€ and a must see.

1  Thank Richard M
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Reviewed yesterday

We were disappointed that we were unable to visit the Alhambra due to time constraints, but I am so glad we visited the Alcazaba in Malaga. It is huge, but a much more "understandable" palace. Located a few blocks from the cruise port area, it...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you don't fancy going all the way to Grenada to see the Alhambra from the coast then a trip here will provide you with a great example of Moorish architecture and culture. My girlfriend and I felt like we were on the set of...More

2  Thank Nathan M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Its located close to downtown Malaga. its a smaller version of Alhambra but also very beautiful. You can visit this place on sundas, its free of charge.

1  Thank Khaled A
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Attractive Night show. Largely in tact building, rich in Roman and Moorish history. Greatest attraction of Malaga, along with Picasso Home/Gallery.

Thank Gr8Richard
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Reviewed 4 days ago

La Alcazaba is Malaga's most important landmark, and overlooks the city from a hilltop inland. It is one of two Moorish fortresses in the city, the other being the Castillo de Gibralfaro, situated above. The Alcazaba is the best-preserved Moorish fortress palace in Spain.Constructed on...More

1  Thank Susan J
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Response from Just_Tina_C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we were there on Sunday 4th March after 2pm and it was free
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27 November 2017|
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Response from Omar R | Reviewed this property |
It is open on Mondays but the elevator isn't operational on Mondays.
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Sweta G
1 October 2017|
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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
There is a lift that can take you up some way thus speeding up the journey and for those less able making the climb less arduous Enjoy
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