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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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Castillo del Aguila Reviews
Go there in the morning to avoid the heat. It opens 10.30. The view from the top is magnificient and it is a great place to just walk around. more »
We traveled through a number of the small white washed hill towns of Andalusia. The castle in Gaucin was one of the easiest to access. We parked in the middle of town and walked only about 15 minutes ... more »
A lovely walk up to the castle ruins to be greeted with spectacular views. A bit rocky at times and steep but a good walk. more »
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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