Alcazaba, Malaga

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Delve into 11th-century history of the Moorish conquest of Spain at Alcazaba. Built on the site of an ancient Roman village, the fortress served as a military stronghold for the Moors up until the Reconquista. Tour the inner labyrinth of the fortress to see impressive Muslim architecture. Wander the gardens full of notable fountains and landscaping. Appreciate panoramic views of the coastline from the fortress walls. Directly in front of the entrance is an old Roman amphitheater that you can tour in addition to the fortress with the purchase of a single ticket. See Alcazaba and all Malaga has to offer by arranging your trip with our Malaga visit planning site.
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  • Being fit but in our 70's we decided to climb up. It was quite challenging to say the least: if I had known would have taken a bus or the escalator up. Once on top the ruins were interesting but...  more »
  • It's a lovely little spot with a lot of history behind it. The garden at the top is beautiful. A bit of a steep walk up but not too difficult. The views are very nice from the top. There is a a...  more »
  • Well worth the climb - wonderful views of the city and beautiful to wander and enjoy the shade and peacefulness of the gardens.  more »
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  • Very beautiful walk to do for a great view of Malaga. Also the place is historic and little gems like gardens, waterfalls fountains and stylish decorations. Bring good shoes, it goes up and up, bring water as well.
  • Great service on booking from reception. Spacious dormitory. Lovely views. Couple of bars n restaurants. V economical. Great place to stay. Recommend u book direct for best price
  • There are some nice views over the city and it is a relaxing place to wander round. Get the lift up if you don't fancy the walk though it isn't a difficult one or if it is really hot. If you do get the lift make sure you don't miss some of the gardens which are on the way up. Nowhere near as nice as in Granada but a good way to pass a couple of hours.
  • In a way it's a little disappointing given its hype. The arabic architecture is fascinating and an interesting counterpoint to the later Spanish design of the fort further up the hill. And then you have the Roman amphitheatre out front! Great stuff
  • It was beautiful. A very spacious castle dating back to roughly the 11th century with a mixture of Arab and Roman history. The castle itself took about 2 hours to walk around and admire. Totally recommend

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