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Castillo de Gibralfaro

Camino Gibralfaro s/n, 29016 Malaga, Spain
+34 952 12 20 20
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“castle walls” (66 reviews)
“worth the climb” (73 reviews)
“walk up” (64 reviews)
Camino Gibralfaro s/n, 29016 Malaga, Spain
+34 952 12 20 20
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic views of malaga from the top, only issue is that it is very long walk from bottom to the top! Definitely needed a drink from the bar.

Thank Nathan T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Views from the Castillo of the entire city and over the Mediterranean are all absolutely awesome. Entrance is incredibly cheap, especially for students. Only negative would be the hike up, but you can drive up to the car park either at the castle or the...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Steep climb but worth the effort. Don't do the walk in the heat of a summersday. Once there enjoy and think of how it would have been in the early days when this fortress was in use. Wow.

1  Thank Steven B
Reviewed 6 days ago

This has be the best view you can get over a European city - right from the mountains at the back of Malaga to the harbour and sea at the front of Malaga and everything in between. We just loved Malaga and the walk up...More

1  Thank Scobie P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Best to take the bus up and walk down. Strong shoes essential as is lots of energy. We went early so it was not too hot. Very large site and lots of steps. Excellent views of Malaga and the hills. Seniors get in for 60...More

1  Thank tum22
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very nice! If you take the "long" way up, do not forget something to drink. It is a small shop on top where you can buy drinks. Inside the castle there is also a bar. Costs: €7.20 for two adults, include Alcazaba.

1  Thank Tonekr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both the castle and the alcazaba were worth the hike up in the sun. Be aware that you can go up by car as well, in case you don't want to or can't walk up, even though I totally recommend doing this by foot

Thank Gaston C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's an interesting site, but the best part of visiting are the views of Malaga. You get great views during the whole climb and it's a beautiful, peaceful walk.

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can walk here, steep incline; or you can take public bus which might make everyone disembark for an unknown reason 1/4 mile from the top, mildly steep incline while taxis and tour buses pass you by. You choose! Amusing vending machine admission payment system...More

Thank Matt78901
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a pretty good hike up to the Castillo, especially on a warm day. Recommend you catch the number 35 bus to the Castillo, which costs 1.30 euro per person. Well worth it. The castle is quite large and you can walk around it on...More

Thank GKP46
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18 April 2017|
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Response from traaveller1 | Reviewed this property |
It is a LONG and STEEP winding ascent from the bottom to the top. It is actually probably easier to go up than down but as has been said, the cobblestones make the path uneven which could make pushing a buggy up quite tough... More
15 February 2017|
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Response from suzanneandpeter | Reviewed this property |
65 but you just choose the concession button on the machine. However you should have id on you showing date of birth in case anyone challenges you.
Luiza E
12 January 2017|
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Response from Marta B | Reviewed this property |
No elevators! Really steep stairs!