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Alcazaba de Malaga

Nicole_Shah_Alcazaba_02 This week, we went to the Alcazaba of Málaga to learn more about the city’s history. The Alcazaba was built by the Hammudid Dynasty in the 11th century. It was built on a hill overlooking the port in the center of the city and is comprised of two walled enclosures. It has a beautiful example of Islamic architecture and is surprisingly large. While we were there, our tour guide provided detailed information throughout the tour.

We gained a better understanding of the complexity of Spanish cultures and the conflicts throughout the past hundreds of years. We really enjoyed seeing the beautiful view of Málaga from the top of the Alcazaba and the stunning arches throughout the monument.Nicole_Shah_Alcazaba_04 All of us loved being able to see inside the Alcazaba because we all walk by it everyday. Visiting the Alcazaba was so much fun, and I highly recommend it to other travelers and students!

– The above blog post and photos were contributed by Nicole Shah, who studied abroad with ISA High School in Malaga, Spain during the summer of 2015.

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