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Castillo de Gibralfaro, Malaga

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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The city of Málaga's official flag depicts this castle, known as Castillo de Gibralfaro. Built in the tenth century by the Caliph of Córdoba, and expanded by the Sultan of Granada, the fortress also once housed King Ferdinand. AS you approach, you'll see ramparts rising from the surrounding woods. This distinguishing feature, along with a few interior buildings and a large courtyard, are well preserved. Take a stroll along the ramparts on the outer wall and you'll catch a view of the interior of the bullfighting ring next door. Put Castillo de Gibralfaro into our Malaga itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Malaga.
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  • Up the slope towards the Castle and the effort will be worthwhile: the best view of Malaga unfolds: the city, the port, and in the foreground the scent of pine trees. Beautiful!
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  • Well, the climb up to the castle wasn't what we expected, especially in the midday sun, but well worth it when you get there. Great views of the surrounding areas, great old castle and very well prese...  read more »
  • Enclosure walls on a hill that allows views panoramic of the city. It was a fortress for defense of the Citadel which lies at the foot of the Hill. It has an interpretation Center in the old powder magazine which include military uniforms from different periods.
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  • Even higher up than the Alcazaba, offers truly breathtaking views of the city. You can take the bus up or you can take a good hike up there and get a refreshing beer from the cafe at the top!
  • It's a long way up from the old town. Not to be confused with the Alcazar at the lower levels. Impressive and well preserved you get a birds eye view of the old town and the sea. The fort walls are impressive and definitely a highlight of our visit to Malaga.
  • Great panoramic views from the walls. Well worth the effort to climb the hill where the castle is located. Don't expect much inside the castle walls other than a nice peaceful garden (in that case your target should be the nearby Alcazaba).
  • Beautiful views and in-a-good-shape architecture, with great walk down in a nicely cold forest later on.
  • This is one of the two castles and this is the one on the top of the hill. These two castles don't connect with each other from inside so you need to climb up 1.1km to get to this one. The walk up over here is worth it as you can enjoy the view of the harbor and the city in a clear day. Tips: Free entry from 14:00 on Sundays.
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