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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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Peaceful area with lots of history. Lots of twists and turns with fountains and rills.Free after 2pm on Sundays

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Peaceful area with lots of history. Lots of twists and turns with fountains and rills.Free after 2pm on Sundays

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Obviously very old and interesting. A steep climb to get in but if you go round the back there is slift which takes you to the very top of the building allowing you to wind your way down through the little gardens to the bottom. my only negative comment would be that it was a little light on interpretation. Take... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went up to the Alcazaba twice and were stunned by the view. 30-40 minutes walk but it's worth it. Remember to take cash to the entrance with you, it's 2-3 autos and they don't have any change there.

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1 Thank Cecilia A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok, you have to climb (I've been told by a resident that there was a lift but never found it !) but the view is very beautiful so you can do beautiful pictures. We went by the end of the sunday so the entrance was free.

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1 Thank MayPenRay
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very difficult if you are with children. Lot of stairs and they don't have a cloak room to keep the baby's trolley. The place is very interesting specially if you like architecture - they built it on top of rocks during century X. Also the view is amazing and it is cheap. If you're not with children or babies, it's... More 

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Ijmuiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If ever you're in the neighborhood of Malaga, please take some time to visit this wonderful palace. It's relatively well preserved and give you an insight of how people lived some centuries ago. It also give you a nice view at the port. The site opens at 09.00 and I advise to go early, so you can experience this without... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived up at this impressive set of battlements courtesy of the red hop-on, hop-off bus. Great views of the port.

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

If you like architecture and history then this place needs to be in your top 3 list! This place is captivating and the views are stunning! ☺

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are a couple of ways to access the Alcazaba - one way is to walk up the steep and winding pathway from near the Roman theatre, a long climb if you have mobility problems or with a pushchair. The easy way up is to use the lift inside the cliff, which is accessed from behind the town hall. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view from the walls was breath taking with the wbole of malaga set out before you. Views all the wày to north Africa. The feat of building such a castle with no modern machines is fañtastic

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