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Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba

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Address: Calle Almanzor s/n, 04002 Almeria, Spain
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Close to the town and parking is free on spare land next to it. Entry is also free. We were asked what nationality and how many. Maybe some pay? Interesting site some restored... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Allan L
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Close to the town and parking is free on spare land next to it. Entry is also free. We were asked what nationality and how many. Maybe some pay? Interesting site some restored some left ruined. Nice water garden. good views of city and port from top of walls. Could do with some descriptions in English to add some understanding.

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked into the town & up to the fortress which has mostly been renovated with beautifully landscaped gardens with some ruins being excavated. No doubt lots of EU cash being spent on it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do not miss!! Gorgeous! Might be my favorite visit here in Almería. It's huge, quiet with beautiful flower gardens. Great view of Almería city! And it's free if you're from the EU.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes entry is free. Anyone with mobility issues would find walking about challenging. I would recommend reading up on the history of the Alcazaba prior to your visit. There is a little info in English but knowing the Moorish history, the reasons for defence, and the Christian Era building activity make viewing the structure so much more meaningful and amazing.... More 

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Province of Alicante, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Surprisingly this is a free attraction. Without doubt a bargain. The fortress is immaculate well worth the 60-90min Dating back to 11th century its weathered extremely well.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Entrance is free if you're an EU national. It's much quieter than other castles in Andalucía. Very well kept with friendly staff. There are a few signs here and there with information in both English and Spanish. Great views over the port and the city. The weather is almost always excellent. There are a few cat families. One set is... More 

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Granada, Spain
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Wow, its huge.. with blue skies some amazing photos are there to be taken. Free to enter, its more of a park than a historic monument...by that i mean lots of stonework to see and views to enjoy, but little or no interior displays. we took many photos and enjoyed the peace of the site. Yes a few steps to... More 

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Frome, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

A wonderful view of the city and sea well worth the climb. Lovely gardens of water features, fountains and lovely stonework all of which are well preserved . A place of peace and quiet of another time and place. Free admission

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Went here with my sister twice during my visit to Almeria. Great place to take photos of the whole city with amazing views. Entrance is free if you are from the UK but I don't think it's expensive anyway. The castle is great if you love history, and even if you don't it has great views and lovely water features... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Walked up to the fortress 3 times during our stay in Almeria. Free admission and they provide a brochure with a little information on arrival, but read up before you go to optimize your visit. Great views of the city and pleasant to walk around on a sunny day.

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