Castillo del Aguila, Gaucin

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Situated high above the city, Castillo del Aguila boasts an ancient heritage and superb views of the surrounding landscape. The imposing structure was originally established in Roman times, although it has been rebuilt on several occasions over the centuries. Tour the picturesque castle grounds and admire the stunning vista. Keep your eyes peeled for a number of local birds, including vultures, thrushes, and the eagles that give the castle its name. Although the paved trail up looks daunting, most visitors can manage the hike without too much difficulty. A cafe at the top serves drinks, but it's still a good idea to bring a bottle of water with you. Plan to see Castillo del Aguila and other attractions that appeal to you using our Gaucin route planning website .
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  • Was a sunny day on the Fort wind strongly Hat flown to now. There is much desired Gibraltar and the African continent, you can view some surrounding white villages.
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  • The Castle, of Roman origin, was strengthened by the Moors and sits atop a hill whose slopes East and South are impenetrable. To reach the Castle you should walk for a quarter of an hour from the country but the effort is rewarded by the view while the structures are less impressive.
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  • This unpretentious little castle sits above the village of Gaucin and allows public access unreservedly and without charge. The condition of the access and surrounds are very well maintained. The view...  more »
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  • Beautiful views worth the drive up from the coast and interesting small town and further walk up to old ruins with very well kept little church at the top. Excellent gardener at work too!
  • Great viewpoint to see all four directions from Gaucin. Well worth the climb. Make sure you also visit the cemetery that you look down on. Very well cared for and interesting to walk through.
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday. Great via Ferrata next to the castle
  • Rarely open, but visitors should try the via ferrata de Castillo del Águila.
  • If in Gaucin you must visit. In the season you find figs on the trees or spectacular wild flowers in the grass and the views are the best.
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