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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  • The fortress, little one, but perhaps a bit empty. The view is definitely lovely and you see anywhere in the city (which isn't bad) the climb is decidedly less to see. Bring a bottle, take it in the coolest hours (don't make the Dragons at 14) or 35 to climb, not expectations great things. Despite all that pretty, but average.
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  • Very delicate access... fall possible course in very bad condition. It is not up to the site and the view of Malaga... really Tourist Office can invest to make the course more secure!
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  • Coupled with the visit of the fort, the climb to the Castle and walk on the ramparts are very nice.
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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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For a chance to experience the heart of the city center, you will want to stay in the area surrounding Calle Larios and Alameda Principal. This constitutes the commercial shopping district of the city and is a convenient walk to the city's main attractions and beaches. Another option is the historical city center, where an array of lively tapas bars and shops intermix with the dramatic Gothic architecture. For a true beach vacation, choose to stay in one of the hotels lining the city beach where you can soak up views of the beautiful Costa Dorada away from the hustle and bustle of the city center.
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