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Castillo de Gibralfaro

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Address: Camino Gibralfaro s/n, 29016 Malaga, Spain
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+34 952 12 20 20
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Worth the climb!

Quite a walk up there but amazing views and lovely wild flowers etc to keep your spirits up as you puff up the hill! The fortress itself is quite a ruin but you can walk round the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If I was able, my review would have read tragedy rather than terrible. We were in our own vehicle, but despite GPS had difficulty in finding the steep winding road leading to this attraction. After we parked our car, a short walk to the entrance, we joined a long queue of tourists - a coach came in just before us.... More 

Thank MrandMrsIngleby
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11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Quite a walk up there but amazing views and lovely wild flowers etc to keep your spirits up as you puff up the hill! The fortress itself is quite a ruin but you can walk round the walks and look out over the city and surrounding area. It was also really cheap to go in the Spanish seem very generous... More 

Thank Jill A
Oslo, Norway
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This castle is huge. A little too low on information about the historical attributes and significance, but if you bring your own material its perfectly fine. The view of the marina and the city alone makes this visit worth it. A walking tour at sunset is unbeatable.

Thank Carine K
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good exercise walking up. Great views from the top. A nice little cafe bar for drinks or snacks.

Thank toomuchfun001
Mexico City, Mexico
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

El castillo de gibralfaro is where you want to be to get a memorable view of Malaga. the walk all the way up takes about 30 minutes. It is very steep so wear sneakers and once you are reaching the top you will break a sweat. Nonetheless, its a very quiet and peaceful place where you can enjoy the views.

Thank Jesus121
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A fair trek brings you to the castle (you can catch a bus most of the way if you choose) and the views you are rewarded with are spectacular. The actual castle is a great site to explore, the most rewarding part is the walk around the ramparts. The Alcazaba is better as the architecture is fantastic but this is... More 

Thank MikeT6128DF
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This huge castle is well worth a visit. We enjoyed walking up to the castle and then also walk the other route down to Alcazaba. It's a very good idea to buy a combined ticket for the two castles. Inside you have several splendid views of Malaga and you do not walk around it quickly.

Thank Anna L
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You will be well rewarded by a memorable view of Malaga city. The walk only takes about 30 minutes and there is a viewing area with seating along the way.

Thank maryr2342014
Warrington, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk up to the castle is really tough unless you are very fit, wear comfortable shoes. The alternative is take the number 35 bus from Paseo del Parque or use the local sightseeing tour bus. Not a great deal to see but the view is brilliant as you walk along the ramparts, but good to combine with the Alcazaba... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read a few reviews online that said that there wasn't much to see in the castle. That is true - but the views are phenomenal! It costs a mere €2.20 for castle admission or €3,55 for a joint ticket with the Alcazaba (March 2017). The views are phenomenal! It was also great fun walking round the ramparts -... More 

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