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Castillo de Gibralfaro

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“worth the climb”(83 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just take the hop on bus in the city and he will take you to the top of MALAGA it is a MUST and so simple

Thank Helmut B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Took a walk up to the top of this attraction, and I can confirm it is very hard work. I'm reasonably fit, in my mid-fifties, but it was an effort. That said, the gardens on the way up are well kept, and you get great...More

Thank mwizzo12
Reviewed 6 days ago

We arrived early in the morning which made it wasn;t very busy when we arrived. Later on it became more crowded. The walls are nice as well are the views over the city, inside the walls however there is not very much to see.

Thank steven26111987
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place, great views. We went up by taxi and walked down along the path covered with stone tiles. Do not recommend to persons with bad walk. Guite steep and slipery.

Thank Maakox
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This fort stands on the side of a mountain that is breathtaking when going to the top. Unfortunately if you are from the older population or disabled this is a hard attraction to see. Where sneakers when going and be prepared for a good workout...More

Thank twmtl2014
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Don't read all the reviews about how the walk will kill you - it was SO easy. I saw multiple pensioners having a great time on their ascent. We walked from near the entrance to Alzacabar. The views are incredible all the way up and...More

Thank P550
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We caught the #35 city bus up to the top of the Castillo. The fort itself is kind of plain looking but you walk the ramparts of the entire perimeter which affords stunning view. You can buy a combo ticket which will also get you...More

Thank Houstonalle4food
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not very well signposted or advertised. We got a taxi to the top from Malaga train station for about 8 EUR. Couple of Euros ticket entry. Great views across Malaga of Bullring and Marina, plus mountains. All museum info was in Spanish, so couldn't understand....More

1  Thank Rob D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great occasion. The steep walk was worth the effort for the stunning views. The castle brought the era in which it was built to life.

Thank brsmyth56
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the #35 bus that we caught outside the train station. I knew to start at the top and work our way down the hill, as the climb would be too much for us. The bus brought us to the top. The castle was...More

2  Thank cruizinroxyroller
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6 September 2018|
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Response from Clare S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can still walk up to it from the centre and the views are lovely. You definitely need to walk up to it to enjoy.
5 August 2018|
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Response from bakungo | Reviewed this property |
Hi , I rented a car but I am sure that you either have public transportation or a taxi can take you there. Once you come down to the alcazaba every thing is at walking distance . Wish I was there to show you myself I... More
Zoltan N
12 March 2018|
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Response from gossipowl | Reviewed this property |
I haven't been by car, but I noticed on my way up that there are narrow streets, not a lot of parking space. So, depends on what you think is nearby. The caste is up the hill. Take into account the option to take the bus... More