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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. Use our Malaga trip itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Alcazaba and other attractions in Malaga.
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  • Great visit, very nice very affordable small restaurants very nice in the area also I recommend
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  • Good walk! That climbs! To do for the panorama, great view! To do! Attention with children ca climbs not bad! Ms can take breaks!
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  • Visit with my wife and baby in the cart (despite the slopes and stairs). We enjoyed everything especially in the garden area. Beautiful snapshots and panoramic. Highly recommended to walk and breathe peace. Note: as we were with the cart we opted to go up the elevator that is behind the Town Hall and Bank of Spain and then we did travel down. But I think that if you opt to access the enclosure for the other tickets you can leave the cart at the start of the visit and carry the baby in the visit
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  • Awesome place. If you want to see some awesome sights of Malaga, check this place out for sure. Its only 2.20€ per person and it lets you get a lot of nice photos. It is no Alhambra but it will do on a smaller scale.
  • I enjoyed it very much. It is worth doing the tour on Sunday after 2pm as it is free.
  • A romantic place to go for a walk. The entry fee takes some euros, but it is worth to get in. It closes though quite early, at 8pm during summer, and 6pm in winter.
  • A great place to visit and earn some hours of knowledge. Pretty cheap for what it is!
  • Very nice experience and walk. Free after 2 pm on Sundays (maybe other days too).