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Alcazaba

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Alcazaba

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Caminito del Rey tour from Malaga with Picnic (small group)

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We are the best way to discover Caminito del Rey avoiding the crowds and big groups.<br><br>We are the only tour that includes a picnic with local products.<br><br>Small group (8 people max.) with independent travelers. Lots of fun guaranteed.<br><br>visits the Natural Park during the less busy hours.<br><br>The guide is an expert in geography and geology.
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Curious Pavel wrote a review Jan 2021
London, United Kingdom87 contributions45 helpful votes
Right next to the Roman Theater you'll find the Alcazaba. It's no surprise you can find and Alcazaba in a city with Moorish architecture. This one is the best preserved Alcazaba in the whole of Spain so definitely, worths spending some time there. Tickets are not expensive anyway.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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brixu wrote a review Dec 2020
Kristiansand, Norway14 contributions1 helpful vote
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Very nice place, nice gardens, cool views. Worth byuing tickets. Cool trip during covid19 times. No ppl inside.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Edward B wrote a review Dec 2020
Malaga, Spain97 contributions51 helpful votes
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Lovely peaceful walk up to the Alcazaba through Moorish gardens and gates. When you get to the top you are rewarded with views over Malaga and the Mediterranean. Interesting architecture and archeology although not much information about the history available.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Vadim wrote a review Nov 2020
Murmansk, Russia19,986 contributions2,560 helpful votes
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The current Alcazaba (Arabic for" citadel") is the best-preserved Arab fortress in Spain. However, it does not occupy half the area that it had in its heyday. The most important first defensive line on the seashore has been lost. The most powerful walls and towers were here. The residential area around the citadel has completely disappeared. During the Moorish period, it even had its own fecal water evacuation system, with latrines in almost every house! Christian "liberators" only began to approach this level in Madrid during the communal reforms of Charles III at the end of the 18th century, and in the rest of Spain only 4 centuries later at the beginning of the 20th century. Interestingly, Alcazaba was stormed three times during the wars between the Arab principalities. The Almoravids took it in 1092, the Almohads in 1146, and the Nasrids in 1279. But Isabella and Ferdinand could not take the fortress by storm, and did it by bribing the Arab commander Ali Dordux. Today's Alcazaba consists of two internal walls running along the perimeter of the hill. Several old defensive towers have been preserved, but the famous "Torre del Homenaje" stands in a dilapidated state. By the way, there is a tower with the same name in Granada. Behind the second wall is the Courtyard-a Palace complex consisting of a patio system, residential, official and outbuildings. Alcazaba and the castle of Gibralfaro are considered as two different objects. An adult ticket to Alcazaba costs 3.50 euros, and a combined ticket costs 5.50 euros. Tickets can only be purchased at the ticket office, there are no online sales.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Kelleygirl2 wrote a review Nov 2020
Sarasota, Florida6,488 contributions763 helpful votes
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The famous fortress, or literally citadel, Alcazaba de Malaga is comprised of two walled enclosures. It was originally connected to the city ramparts that formed a third defensive wall, now only two inner wall remain. The second inner area of the fortress was completely enclosed and punctuated with several defensive towers. The outer citadel is accessed through the “Puerta de la Boveda” or Vault Gate, then the gate doubles back, a design to make it nearly impossible for a surprise takeover of the fortress. We walked some of these dark stone returns imagining the an invader’s shock at what he would find around the next corner. There is a lot of climbing in these old ruins, which will warm you up even if the sun doesn’t. The pathway we were on wound up to the enclosed gardens and lovely fountains, where we all took turns posing for photos. We then passed through the Gate of the columns, later called the Tower of Christ, that also served as a chapel. Another inner enclosure is accessed through the Gate of the Granada Quarters that acts as the defense for the western side of the palace. This is one place you would not want to go to uninvited (or at a minimum without a tour guide!).
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Date of experience: December 2019
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