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“Really interesting architecture” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alcazaba

Alcazaba
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US$ 88.69*
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Private Malaga City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #4 of 199 things to do in Malaga
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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.
Northern Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Really interesting architecture”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

This is well worth a look around while you are in Malaga. Take the lift up though if you dont want to do the climb. It is located on Calle Guillen Soto just behind the town hall (Ayuntamiento). It means you can then take a leisurely stroll downwards! The architecture is unusual and it has great views across Malaga. Go early in the morning when there are fewer people around. Costs 2 euro 20 to get in and is closed on Mondays.

Visited February 2012
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Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Nothing much to do or see here”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

Worth for somewhere to hang out but its very small and nothing much to see. Everything is in Spanish too so you can't make out much about the place. Save your legs and go up with the lift.

Visited February 2012
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A must see while in Malaga!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

WOW! What an amazing place! Excellent way to spend a couple of hours exploring Malaga!

Visited February 2012
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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“Wear your flat shoes!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Fabulous views, across the bay.Not for the faint hearted, quite a climb.

Visited February 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“One of the most stunning beautiful buildings we've seen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

I'm so glad we visited in February before the crowds take over. This is an absolute gem of a site and a photographer's dream. I spent quite a time lying on my back photographing some of the ceilings. The great thing about Alcazaba is that it's beautiful as a whole and beautiful down to the finest detail. Even though it's suffered damage and erosion over the centuries there's plenty left to convey the loveliness of Islamic architecture and decoration. The comparison with the military utilitarianism of the fort further up the hill is absolute, and the integration of flowing water into paths and gardens is breathtaking. The views of the port and the Old Town from the ramparts are an added bonus. The Malaga authorities have spent a good deal of money on this site and it shows. The entry price is a snip. It wouldn't be a great trip for anyone with difficulty in walking, and I think children would struggle to see the significance of the building but we loved every moment and will treasure the photographs we took.

Visited February 2012
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