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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. 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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  • A very nice introduction to the local culture and the Spanish fortress styles. Lovely garden and views of the surrounding areas. 
  • Quite a hike up hill..... Some will claim it's worth while, others won't. After seeing the the beautiful Alcazaba first, this site was a little disappointing. You do get a very nice view at the city a...  more »
  • A pity that not everything is more careful with those views. What expected me improved as the Citadel but without comparison. If you see the view before the viewpoint or the Parador do not upload if not walk down the short walk that unites the Alcazaba out (in the hope that restore the talit)
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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.