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Good but overtaken by town development

11th century Arabic castle walls blends in with the new architecture of the town giving the area an... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2016
London, United Kingdom
Historic Castle

Good to see some of the historic ruins if the castle still in place. Shame there isn't a little... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2016
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14 Sep 2018
“A lovely piece of historic architecture”
26 Sep 2017
“Not a lot to see”
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

The walls are an impressive site particularly when approached from the south up the Calle arte. You can also pick up other walls as you walk through parts of the old town. It gives an impression of how it would have once protected the old...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Mostly walls of stone. You have to use you imagination. There are far better preserved examples in other towns like Alicante or Almeria.

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Unfortunately the castle is ruined so badly there's not much to see these day. Parts of the castle are also integrated to other buildings. Takes you a total of five minutes to see the exterior.

Thank Vg40
Reviewed 20 April 2017

its a must as well if you visit Marbella, nice walls of stones and nearby there is a beautiful Church to visit! Recommended

1  Thank jamesmorrison1954
Reviewed 12 March 2017

By visiting the old districts of Marbella, full of treasures are waiting for you, many interesting cultural and historic sites such as this castillo arbabe, of the X century, for a journey into the past with imposant wall rests of a castle; You'll discover many...More

1  Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 22 December 2016

11th century Arabic castle walls blends in with the new architecture of the town giving the area an interesting character. The castle originally had ten towers and held out against the Catholic monarchs until 1485.

1  Thank Nomadman411978
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Good to see some of the historic ruins if the castle still in place. Shame there isn't a little more to do with regards to castle of history of he area here. Also a shame that the castle has been converted into residential premises and...More

Thank Paulos_C_23
Reviewed 16 September 2015

The old quarter is a wonderful place just to walk around and enjoy especialy at night, when there are less people walking around the walls, we had fun exploring the alley ways, seeing the walls made the visit even better.

2  Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Buildins and fortifications in Old Marbella dating from the Arabic period. They are interesting as in general all the old quarter from Mabella

1  Thank cornatel
Reviewed 4 February 2015

It is the presence of the remains of this beautiful fortification that makes the Casco Antiguo, or Old Town much more beautiful and picturesque. There is not much to see except a wall ruins, however, the context is a must, this is the place for...More

2  Thank Magellano81
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