Castillo de Gibralfaro, Malaga
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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. Take a look at our Malaga trip planner to schedule your visit to Castillo de Gibralfaro and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Castillo de Gibralfaro Reviews
Malagán az egyik kötelező látnivaló a Gibralfaro vár. Már a várhoz vezető út is lenyűgöző. Szinte méterenként megálltunk és fotóztuk az alattunk fekvő tájat. Az utat felfelé megtenni elég nehéz, főleg... more »Málaga is one of the mandatory sights of the Gibralfaro Castle. The road to the castle is also impressive. Almost every meter we stopped and photographed the landscape lying beneath us. The way up is hard enough, especially in warm heat. Therefore, we went up for the second time by bus 35, which departs from the street behind the Renfe end station in Málaga. So I had to do just down the often slippery and steep path. In the castle there is a small museum, worth seeing. A magnificent spectacle in front of the castle walls. The beach is amazing. After a long walk, you can relax on the small espresso's terrace.
Siamo arrivati a questo Castello con l'autobus che ci ha lasciato proprio all'entrata, la vista è da mozzafiato. bello anche l'interno. more »We arrived at this Castle by bus that left us right at the entrance, the view is breathtaking. nice also the interior.
Como toda Europa que está llena de castillos y de historia, este es sin duda otro monumento que nos transporta a otra época. Recorrer los salones y los rincones de la historia disfrutando de las vista... more »Like all of Europe that is full of castles and history, this is undoubtedly another monument that transports us to another time. Walking through the halls and corners of history enjoying the views, it is unbeatable. However, it must be done together with the Alcazaba that is accessed on the outside, to appreciate the immensity of the place
The best place on our trip. Battlements and buildings are restored. Wonderful views from the castle. Also, excellent small museum showing weapons and uniforms from the era in which the castle was used. A must see, well worth it. Once again modest charge.
This was definitely the highlight of my trip to Malaga. It is a stunning and large structure providing views of the whole of the city and beyond! Also, very reasonable standard adult entry fee at the time of posting: €3.50.
Worth the climb. Views are outstanding. We speak fluent Spanish. Information centre is so interesting. Feel that another couple of languages would be a possibility and encourage more tourists to visit indepently.
I found the walk up to the castle a fairly steep climb. But, once I had purchased my ticket from the machine at the entrance and got inside I was able to walk round the rampart walls and get great views of Malaga and the surrounding area. Small exhibition centre was interesting.
Great views, easy stop from the hop on hop off. Walk up and down not easy. 8/10 difficulty be very careful if its wet. Best bet, ride up walk down. Water and beer at the top ice creme and snacks also.
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