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Alcazaba

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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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Private Malaga City Sightseeing Tour
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US$43.23*
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Malaga City Private Walking Tour including Alcazaba Fortress
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If you visit malaga this is a must. Easily accessible from the city centre (by foot) with the roman theatre next to the entrance. It's 1euro cheaper if you but a joint ticket and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you visit malaga this is a must. Easily accessible from the city centre (by foot) with the roman theatre next to the entrance. It's 1euro cheaper if you but a joint ticket and go to the castle next door (up a steep hill). Wonderful views and tranquil moorish setting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

alcazaba is located near old town of malaga, tickets are around 1 euro, it's a great monument, everyone visiting malaga should go there, it takes around 1 h to visit the whole thing, relly romantic and memorable place!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a super, cloudy afternoon wandering around the Alcazaba, enjoying reading about the history, savouring the architecture and design, and taking in the 360-degree views over Malaga. Cheap to visit and a bit of a walk, but it's downhill on the way back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely way to pass an hour or so, it's a good walk with bit of a climb but plenty of little seating areas to take in the beautiful views across Malaga port, make sure you take your camera as there are lots of photo opportunities. Enjoy this - well worth a visit.

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy place to get to a little steep walking but very well kept. A bit disappointed that the connection to the castle wasn't open but for a few euros (very cheap) it is well worth 60 minutes of your holiday time. Gardens are very beautiful.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit. A moorish alcabaza (I believe, the best preserved one in the whole of Spain) set on a hilltop with stunning views of the port of Malaga and the Med. Restorations are still taking place here, and it is a wealth of historical interest.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a great walk up the hill, with beautiful views over Malaga. Walk the walls. It gives a peaceful feeling.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A truly beautiful place filled with flowers and lovely little gardens, find a sunny spot, sit and soak up the views. Didn't want to leave.

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on Sunday when it was free after 2pm. Nice views and a pleasant stroll around the gardens.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When booking our hotel (the excellent Teatro Romano) in Malaga, we were surprised to see that the Alcazaba appeared to be almost opposite where we were to be staying - and thought this was quite unusual and perhaps a misprint. It turned out that it wasn't a mistake, and the castle was literally a 1 minute walk away which was... More 

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