Castillo de Gibralfaro, Malaga

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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  • Remains of old fortress located on top of a Hill you can climb by car, bus or walk along a walk uphill all the time from behind the Town Hall pleasant walk where you're seeing the views are going to improve until the magnificent viewpoint that is there
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  • Yes its a tiring steep walk up to the top but it is definitely worth it! We started at the Alcazaba at the bottom and then walked up to the castle. Its a nice place to explore the history but also to ...  more »
  • Sitting 133 metres above sea level the Castillo de Gibralfaro offers a superb view of the harbour and Malaga. It has an interpretive centre, cafe, and well maintained grounds. Admission is very reason...  more »
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  • Nice fortress with great overview over the city and the bay. Great for photos and casual strolling. Well maintained. Beware of the steep pathways if you're coming there by foot - the tiles are quite slippery, so put some shoes with a good grip sole.
  • Very interesting place in terms of its history . Not so much of to actually see. Mostly just walls. However the view is the best of Malaga and worth the visit alone.
  • Beautiful castle, well kept and nice to see. Nice bar on site. Lovely place to have a drink or a bite
  • Nice monument! Note: very long and steep climb to get there. You can also go by car or bus.
  • A very long steep walk up to the top from the bottom but well worth it. Amazing 360 views of the city. Great little museum at the top. Go steady on the way down the stone path as can get very slippery.
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