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Castillo de Gibralfaro, Malaga

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Castle Historic Site
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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  • Would be quite a climb but we used the City Tour bus then walked down to take in the Alacazaba as well. Great Wall walks with wonderful views. Well worth it.  more »
  • Great castle to visit. Many outdoor sections so wear sunscreen. Beautiful views of Malaga from above the ramparts. Be ready to walk. Lots of stairs. Probably can visit the whole castle in about 90 min...  more »
  • It is a very steep climb to reach the castle (one man slipped and fell over on a bend). Well is worth the efforts. Once inside you can walk around all the wall, getting some lovely views of malaga. Th...  more »
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  • amazing views, nice castle, cheap entrance (€2.20 per person) toilets, and a really nice little bar with beautiful food. has a carpark right and bus stop right next to the entrance. walking takes a while and is quite a distance (there are two walking routes 1 a woodland path which is nice but quite long on a twisty slight incline or the proper path which is shorter but steep and quite slippery)
  • Outstanding views and spectacular history to observe. Well worth the long and steep walk up. Facilities are excellent as well and everything is very well maintained.
  • Stunning views of the city. The walk up is really amazing (and tiring) but if you are not fully fit or just tired you may be better off getting a bus. The place itself lacks historical context and some sort of descriptions on what you are seeing. However I think this is a must visit if you are in Malaga on a Sunday (free entrance in the afternoon)
  • Good walk up. 20min for fit person but quite steep and challenging. Castillo is a nice walk round. There is a shop at the top for drinks etc.
  • A well-preserved castle with a fantastic view over Malaga and the Costa del Sol. Interesting museum and nice cafeteria, cheap entry.