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Islamic and even Visigothic castle..very well restored. Was a surprise.

Indeed Badajoz ends up surprising you...we enjoy coming here for quick breaks. The castle walls... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Christopher H
Lisbon, Portugal
Cute Castle

It's a cute castle up on the hill. You reach it thru some narrow old streets. There is a museum... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
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Calle Suarez de Figueroa s/n, 06001 Badajoz, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place to visit with no crowds. In fact in the whole time we walked around the walls we saw two people. We are not sure why at this time of year with the beautiful weather it was like a ghost town....More

Thank RelleBrisbane
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Indeed Badajoz ends up surprising you...we enjoy coming here for quick breaks. The castle walls have all been restored and its a quiant clam place with a nice well kept garden

Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 9 October 2017

It's a cute castle up on the hill. You reach it thru some narrow old streets. There is a museum inside, a small park and, as you would expect, a lot of really really old stone.

Thank Antoniodiaspaiva
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I have a pleasant walk around the fortified area of city, which is in need of a large renovation to regain its splendorous past. I recommend walking the walls and gardens and enjoying the views of the city from each of its towers.

Thank Mikel P
Reviewed 2 July 2017

An ancient Arabic-Christian Citadel. It's free admission. To walk around the place can be a bit hard if not used to a lot of steps. There is also a great museum that is also free. A few eateries and the interesting Plaza are right there.

Thank south6
Reviewed 17 June 2017

If you are in the Badajoz area, this is worth a visit. However, as one reviewer stated, it is a bit like a car park with ruins in it. But it is a work that is in the process of being restored and it does...More

Thank Chileice
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

The remains of this castle and fortress are partially restored to give you a more compete impression of how it must have been centuries ago. The site offers nice views, but compared to other castles/fortifications just across the border in Portugal, we rated this one...More

Thank 960maartenr
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Would not recommend. Very poorly maintained. More like a Municipal Car Park for the University. Very bad use of public space. It is called a Moorish citadel: a bit of a cheek considering that the Moors plundered Roman stones to "build" it. The garden next...More

Thank LucaMano
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The Alcazaba of Badajoz is an ancient Moorish citadel, built by the Almohads in the 12th century, although it probably existed already in the 9th century, as Badajoz was founded in the year 875. History tells us that it was the residence of the rulers...More

2  Thank Hans G
Reviewed 3 March 2017

You might think that is not worth to visit Badajoz but Badajoz ans espcially "Alcazaba" is really an amazing things to see in Spain and Badajoz! Narrow and typical Spanish streets will take your mind and you will not really want to go away from...More

1  Thank CheaptourORG
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