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The Alcazaba of Antequera is a Moorish fortress in Antequera, Spain. It was erected over Roman ruins in the 14th century to counter the Christian advance from the north.Our Antequera trip itinerary planner makes visiting Alcazaba de Antequera and other Antequera attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
The fortress is rectangular in shape, with two towers. Its keep (Spanish: Torre del homenaje, 15th century) is considered amongst the largest of al-Andalus, with the exception of the Comares Tower of the Alhambra.
It is surmounted by a Catholic bell tower/chapel (Templete del Papabellotas) added in 1582.
Connected to the former by a line of walls is the Torre Blanca ("white tower").
Alcazaba de Antequera reviews
We stopped in Antequera en route to Seville from Granada and really pleased that we did. The town is beautiful. It is devoid of the graffiti that marks so many of Spain's buildings. We walked up to.... more
We stopped in Antequera en route to Seville from Granada and really pleased that we did. The town is beautiful. It is devoid of the graffiti that marks so many of Spain's buildings. We walked up to.... more »
A fine visit. Not that much to see but interesting history. The castle route is well thought out. The view is awesome though.
A fine visit. Not that much to see but interesting history. The castle route is well thought out. The view is awesome though. more »
A jewel of a find with the most spectacular views across the mountains. The climb up the fort and church ,winds through the beautifully well kept streets of Antequera. The audio guide took us around..... more
A jewel of a find with the most spectacular views across the mountains. The climb up the fort and church ,winds through the beautifully well kept streets of Antequera. The audio guide took us around..... more »
An amazing historical site worth the 6€ entry! It’s small and quaint and doesn’t have a lot of people visiting all the time. It’s very well preserved and a deff stop and see if you’re in the area!
Very well cared for landmark with exceptional views and interesting history. Easy guided tour, available with audio guide via an app, very reasonable entry fee. A nice day out with family.
Impressive fort/castle, high towers and walls, beautiful sights on the mountains. Info points through a qr code on your phone (free), entrance fee 4-6 Euro Next to alcazaba there is a huge church built on old fundaments. You can walk around the church and castle and enjoy beautiful sights
Great fort with fantastic views over the city. Some of the best views in Andalusia. Entrance was cheap, €4, and includes a audio guide. You can get entrance to the church next door too. Personally we found the church very boring, little to see and no information. Don't bother, but the Fort is stunning. Not too much to see once you're in, but worth the money.
Although cannot be compared to its siblings in Granada and Seville, the Alcazaba fortress is must have at your visit to Antequera. The entrance fee to the fortress only is 4 euros ( to visit the church is about 2 euros more), and it includes an audioguide. The monument is very well kept, and has a bonus of Andalusian music playing in the background as you stroll through. The views are breathtaking, and the history of the fortress is well told by the audioguide. If you travel by car, you can park at the parking lot in front of the entrance or find a spot on the adjacent street.
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