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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. See Alcazaba and all Malaga has to offer by arranging your trip with our Malaga visit planning site.
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  • Loved Alcazaba and it’s history because we had the BEST tour guide. We had 6 days of tours prior to this one so we were a little tired. Then we met Kevin and all his knowledge and passion for the... 
    Loved Alcazaba and it’s history because we had the BEST tour guide. We had 6 days of tours prior to this one so we were a little tired. Then we met Kevin and all his knowledge and passion for the...  more »
  • You buy tickets from 3 macines at the entrance, sadly only 2 of these were working meaning the queue was lengthy. After paying, we found there were maps of the Alcazab in French, German... 
    You buy tickets from 3 macines at the entrance, sadly only 2 of these were working meaning the queue was lengthy. After paying, we found there were maps of the Alcazab in French, German...  more »
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  • You must not miss this visit. If you want to take interior photos without a lot of people in them, it is better to come in the morning at the opening. Beautiful space with little gardens, squirrels and pigeons nested in the walls. Very nice view overlooking the sea and the city. It has a lot off little things similar to Alhambra.
  • Amazing spot to take some pictures. I do wish the gardens and fountains will be kept in better shape, but the splendor is there. Architecture is amazing to see and tales you back to the era.

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