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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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Nice on a sunny day

The Alcazaba (entrance right of the Roman theater) is a nice place to visit when it's sunny and not too hot. Pretty courtyards, fountains, overall very pleasant.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Alcazaba (entrance right of the Roman theater) is a nice place to visit when it's sunny and not too hot. Pretty courtyards, fountains, overall very pleasant.

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Newcastle
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Interesting fortress in the centro historico leading to the castle Gilbafaro. Cheap entrance makes it a worthwhile visit, slippy under foot when wet!

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You need to have the right footwear for this attraction because the ground is uneven and could be slippery in places. This is also not a place for the unfit because some of the areas are steep and trainers would definitely be the most suitable footwear. We bought a combined ticket that included the castle. However, we didn't make it... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While not as large or as interesting as the Alhambra in nearby Granada, this monument is well worth a visit for its well maintained gardens, overall preservation and views over the city. It could benefit from better signage and directions, but if you don't mind wandering and discovering its nooks and crannies, you'll find it an enjoyable experience, if not... More 

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It's a nice place and you will get some glimpse of the beauty of Nasridian places, also ha some good places to take pictures ... harbor ... old town ...

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Toronto
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On a perfect day we spent the afternoon slowly climbing to the top of this palace. Thoroughly enjoyable in springtime.

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Peasedown St John, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's an impressive group of buildings dating fro the eleventh centuary and even before. A palace fortress for the then Moslem rulers of the city. It,s built on a natural spur and moulded into its contours to increase its defensive potential. Typical of Moorish architecture, gardens and waterways lace the structure. Caliphal arches lead from one area to another and... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a bit of a hike and there is not much in the way of directions, but the views are amazing. There is parking up top by the fort.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every list accurately advises Alcazaba as a top "must see" in Malaga. When you arrive at the ticket counter make sure you ask for any discount, such as an "old coot" .60 Euro ticket as compared to the usual fare of 2.50 Euro. Also pick up the English copy of the small guide to the fortress. The tour should take... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Cool courtyard nooks, orange greenery, striking views. This is a gentle but rewarding climb, and it links smoothly to the higher level Gibralfaro castle.

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