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“Great view over Malaga”
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Alcazaba
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Owner description: Built between 1057 and 1063, this is probably the most important military fortification remaining from the Hispanic-Arabic period.
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Maybe not the best weather for climbing the stony steps of Alcazaba....it was something +30(88F). But when you tease yourself a bit and get higher it pays.....wonderful view over Malaga. This old fortress is nicely kept in shape. There is a Roman Theatre ruins at the street level to start with. Theatre is free of charge but seeing Alcazaba is something 3€ per person. I advise to take a bottle of water with you because there is quite a lot of steps before you reach the level of a good view. If you have the energy left you can climb even further on the top of the hill and reach Castle of Gibralfaro.

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Reviewed 1 September 2014

Malaga is a beautiful, very clean city. If you're in Malaga, then Alcazaba is a must!
This is a great old fortress on a hill that provides you with fantastic views of Malaga. Nice gardens, old walls, arches, pottery and flowers. The visit of Alcazaba is usually combined with that of the Castillo de Gibralfaro. Don’t worry about climbing - there is a bus to the top.

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Reviewed 1 September 2014

This attraction gives an insight into the Moorish history of Malaga. It's very well presented and easy to walk around. Great views over the city. In a few hours you can view the whole site. Small entrance fee. Very very recommended.

Thank Veronique B
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

It took us an hour to get there, but because we were stopping every 10 minutes to get the pictures of the scenic views. I thought I will melt , the heat was imposible, but it was worth it! Especially when we reached Alcazaba and we found lovely bar there! Amazing place to have lunch!Very surreal! We spent good 3 hours just wondering around, looking at the mountains, sea and blue sky...

1  Thank Jurate S
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

One of my favourite things about visiting the Iberian peninsula are seeing the old Moorish fortresses. They shine a light on the different eras that had once lived in the country. Alcazaba is great place to visit on a nice day. It gives you great views of the sea and the city. I recommend going at night (it's free) and the temperature cools down to. There aren't a whole lot of things to see in Malaga but this not one to miss especially if you like learning about history.

Thank El C
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