Alcazaba, Almería

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calle Almanzor, s/n - 04002 ALMERÍA + 34 950 271 617

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  • Alcazaba Almería entrance
    Alcazaba Almería entrance
    by RobertBovington
  • Alcazaba gardens
    Alcazaba gardens
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    Almeria city view
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    Alcazaba - entry into the complex

    by RobertBovington Updated Sep 14, 2010
    Alcazaba Almer��a entrance

    The Alcazaba complex is entered through a watchtower that leads to the Puerta de la Justicia via some paved steps lined with a fine array of flora. Mauve bougainvillea, prickly pear, aloe vera, mimosa, jasmine and rose bushes tumbled down the slopes providing a pleasant contrast to the sandstone coloured fortress.

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    The castle and walls of the Alcazaba

    by W4lt0n Written Jan 16, 2007

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    As so often happens in Spain some of their best sites of historical interest are poorly marketed or advertised.
    The junta in Almeria are constantly working on improvements to the castle and walls of this Alcazaba.
    As an example of an early fortified castle and city this is well worth a visit.
    It is free to all E.U. citizens another plus

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    The Alcazaba

    by benidormone Updated Apr 9, 2004

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    The Alcazaba

    The Alcazaba on the hill dominates the city. You have a magnificent view over the city if you go there. It was built during the first half of the tenth century by the Cordoba caliph Abd ar-Rahman.

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    The Alcazaba Gardens

    by Beach_dog Updated Mar 27, 2004

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    Alcazaba gardens

    Within the Alcazaba complex you will see the reconstructed Arabic Gardens, located in the lower section of the Alcazaba after you enter through its gates. Water features have been restored and planted with an array of Meditteranean plants.

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    The Alcazaba

    by Beach_dog Updated Mar 27, 2004

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    Alcazaba, Almeria.

    The Moorish fortified palace of the Alcazaba, built during the occupation of the Moors. The Caliphs constructed this huge fortress-cum-palace on the top of a 70 meter high hill. It comprises of some 35,000 square meters, divided into three fortified sections. You could spend a great deal of time here exploring the ruins, towers, baths, dungeons. The third enclosure at the very top of the hill, housed the palace of the caliphs, it was once thought to rival the Alhambra at Granada in its granduer.

    Taken over by the Christians, it was expanded to its present size. The original mosque consecrated to the Archangel St. Michael by the catholic monarchs.

    It is closed on Mondays.

    Free entry to EU citizens on showing your passport or ID.

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    Jairán Wall and Cerro de San Cristóbal

    by Miguel_Marques Written Nov 19, 2003

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    This wall was built by muslim king Hayran or Jairán in the XI century as an extension to the Alcazaba. They climb from the Alcazaba to the top of the eclectic muslim-christian fortress on top of Cerro de San Cristóbal. There is also an image of the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús (the Holy Heart of Jesus) that overlooks the city, it was built in 1930 and restored few years ago with famous Macael marble stone.

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    La Alcazaba

    by Miguel_Marques Updated Nov 10, 2003

    La Alcazaba is the most important monument in Almería. It was built by Abd er-Rahman III as an outpost for the city of Bayyana (today Pechina) in 955 d.C., in which Almería is considered to have been founded. It has 3 resorts, one of which was rebuilt by the Catholic King and Queen, and an area of 43.000 ha., which makes it the biggest military muslim fortress in Europe. A whole army and over 20.000 citizens could gain shelter in it.

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  • Alcazaba - the old castle/ruin in Almeria

    by Lisalu Updated Jan 13, 2003

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    In about 90 meters above the city is the old Alcazaba located. It is one of the most impressive castles in southern Spain. And in former days it could keep 20,000 people in it. In the 10th century calif Abd ar Rahman III. started to build this palace. A big part of the buildings was destroyed by an earthquake in 1522, but they restore a lot since 1950.

    It is really a wonderful place and not so crowded by tourists as the alhambra in Granada.

    Opening hours:
    16. June - 30. Sept.:
    10.00 - 14.00 and 17.00 - 20.00 o'clock

    1. Okt. - 15. June
    9.30 - 14.30 and 15.30 - 19.00 o'clock

    Beach_dog also recommended not to visit it on Monday.... It's closed at that day.
    Thank you Beach_dog!

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    Alcazaba

    by siwaller Written Jan 31, 2004
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    Free entry to EU Citizens, great views over Almeria and beyond, very interesting site to visit with some super landscaping going on in the grounds.

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    Views of city and port

    by Beach_dog Updated Jun 9, 2003

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    Almeria city view

    Good views are seen of the city and port of Almeria from the Alcazaba. From above the city is an untidy jumble of rooftops, but when walking the streets, its character changes.

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    City Wall

    by Beach_dog Written Oct 7, 2002

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    Almeria city wall

    Part of the Alcazba fortifications, substantial parts or the city wall remain. Originally it would have surrounded the city and run down to the port. a very impressive size and distance.

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