Alcazaba, Malaga

4.5
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Must see · History Museum · Historic Site
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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  • The current Alcazaba (Arabic for" citadel") is the best-preserved Arab fortress in Spain. However, it does not occupy half the area that it had in its heyday. The most important first defensive line.....  more »
  • The famous fortress, or literally citadel, Alcazaba de Malaga is comprised of two walled enclosures. It was originally connected to the city ramparts that formed a third defensive wall, now only two.....  more »
  • Loved visiting the place. Amazing view on the sea and very interesting historic items all around. You can choose to walk around with a guide, however, I chose not to and used the internet to find the....  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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