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Alcazaba Malaga Reviews

WonderGirl03 WonderGi…
2 reviews
Alcazaba May 07, 2011
Very cheap entry. Unique little surprise in the city of malaga. At the top great views of the city and the harbour. Beautiful at sunset.great location and near to the city centre and all the pubs, shops and cathedral. Worth a visit.
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Vipin Vipin
691 reviews
Impressive, great views Nov 09, 2010
The Alcazaba (ie, citadel) was built by the Moors as a fortress, and a place for the governors to stay when they were appointed by the king in Granada.

The entrance fee was 2.10 Euros, which is very cheap considering the historic worth of the site. They also provide you with a basic map which has some general information about the place.

The site is very easy to navigate and gives great views of Malaga once you reach the top. The gardens are lovely, really quiet oases in the middle of what is meant to be a citadel! The tiles and Islamic influence is highly evident with each turn. Luckily, the site doesn't have a very heavy tourist footfall, which means that it is not too crowded and you are not competing to enjoy the place properly.

If you are going or have been to Granada to see the Alhambra, this makes a wonderful comparison site. Well worth the entrance fee in my opinion!
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davidx davidx
564 reviews
Massive Moorish fortress Nov 10, 2010
The Alcazaba in Malaga is not the only one in Spain but is the biggest and probably the finest. The word comes from Arabic and is roughly equivalent to 'fortress.' Naturally enough this, like the Ayuntamiento (town hall) later was built near to the port and it makes a spectacular sight towering above the Ayuntamiento on one side and a Roman amphitheatre on the other. The remaining surrounds merge into the hill on which it's built.

There are two entrances; the main one is by the amphitheatre and leads through an arch to a steep way up, only to be recommended to the healthy! if you are fit for it, this is without question the best way to see the Alcazaba with the views increasing as you rise. It is huge and contained more than one palace and gardens. there is now an archaeological museum near the top.

The other entrance is by way of a lift behind the Ayuntamiento. it is a good way for anybody who cannot manage the other way to get up high and see some great views - but wheelchair users should be aware that there are three steps down near to the lift exit. Why? Pass.
Alcazaba above amphitheatre
On the Alcazaba wall

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