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Castillo del Aguila, Gaucin

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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. To visit Castillo del Aguila and other attractions in Gaucin, use our Gaucin tourist route planner.
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  • You need to be relatively fit to climb to the castle and even then, additionally fit to scale the ancient ruins atop of the hill. Having done so, you will be rewarded with spectator 360 degree views. ...  more »
  • The Castillo del Aguila looks down on the town of Gaucin. There are two ways of climbing up to it so go up one way and return the other. It's a bit of a hike but there are plenty of places to stop and...  more »
  • We were the only ones exploring this historical sight. Fantastic setting and views. Be sure to climb up the walkway and see this spot. Closed on Monday and Tuesday.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful and natural amazing views 😊😊😊
  • Very nice Castle and a via ferrata super interesting πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—
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