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La Alcazaba

Calle Alcazabilla, MáLAGA, AN 29015 Spain
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  • La AlcazabaPro 2014
    Ally Wu
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    4 Jun 29, 2014

    The Alcazaba is a palatial fortification in Malaga. It is another example of Moorish architecture built on a hill and overlooked the port. It is no Alhambra, but Alcazaba provides a good example of typical Moorish architecture, the courtyard with reflection pool, horseshoe arches, and lovely garden. The best part is the view of the port and the city on top. Unfortunately a few parts of La Alcazaba are not open to public, so it turned out to be a short visit. I am a fast walker, so it took me about an hour to do the whole thing, but then again for a little over 2 euro, it is a bargain.

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    Dao T
    5 Apr 11, 2014

    Almost as majestic as the Alhambra Palace in Granada but it's the jewel unknown to most people. The view over the city and sea just unparalleled.

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    Scott Hampton (@danielodyssey1)
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    5 Jan 10, 2014

    As I walked through the gate of La Alcazaba the sounds of Malaga's modern society start to diminish and relaxing sounds of fountains and water running through irrigation canals powered by gravity start to grow. This is an example of fascinating things found in this historical castle. Built by the Hammudid dynasty in the 11th century, La Alcazaba is an excellent reflection of architecture and engineering during that time period, but the astonishment doesn't end there. Inside the castle, are historical artifacts, beautiful fountains, and vibrant landscaping.

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    Ooi Hua
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    ols moorish fort. very big. used by the christians after the moors got their asses kicked out of spain.

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  • La Alcazaba
    Nicholas D
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    3 Jul 04, 2012

    Alcazabas are ancient Moorish fortifications that dot Spain. The structure in Malaga is the best preserved in the country and makes for a very enjoyable visit. If you are into archeology, history, or views (fantastic vistas of the whole city) a visit to the hilltop Alcazaba is a must.

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    Ziv Peled
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Very interesting

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    4 Mar 04, 2012
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    5 Nov 23, 2012
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    3 Jun 16, 2012
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Description

Long ago, in the mid-eleventh century, the Moorish ruler Sultan Badis constructed what would become the best preserved "alcazaba," or citadel, in Spain a thousand years later. La Alcazaba de Malaga offers a spectacular example of Moorish architecture overlooking the city from a hill in its center. Although its location within sight of the port originally helped the Moors protect the city from invaders, it now serves as an excellent vantage point from which to see Malaga. Toss a coin in the fortress's network of fountains and stroll through the gardens around the outer citadel. Once inside, explore the Malaga Archaeological Museum and get a good look around the palace.

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4.5 out of 5
11 members' reviews
67 people visited La Alcazaba
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    9:30a1:30p & 5p-8p Tu-F, 10a-2p Sa-Su
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    +34 952 22 7230

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