Castillo de Gibralfaro

Castillo de Gibralfaro, Malaga: Hours, Address, Castillo de Gibralfaro Reviews: 4.5/5

Castillo de Gibralfaro
4.5
Historic Sites • Castles
09:00 - 20:00
Monday
09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 20:00
Thursday
09:00 - 20:00
Friday
09:00 - 20:00
Saturday
09:00 - 20:00
Sunday
09:00 - 20:00
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Dan K
The Hague, The Netherlands6,467 contributions
Jan 2022
Interesting historic site with great views rom the top. The castle itself isn't that big (any more) and used to guard the Alcazaba down below. You can walk on the caste walls which give you a view on Málaga down below. I've red that i would be possible to see the Gibralter Strait on a clear day, but that was not the case during our visit.

Gibralfaro, Jbel-Faro, stands for light house on a hill. It's quite a climb going up. We did so by e-bike and where the only so foolish or brave to do so. Later, I ran up the hill via the road opposite the Plaza de la Merced (Calle Mundo Nuevo). This is the quite side as there are hardly people here other than dog walkers, walkers and runners like myself. A fantastic 1,7 kilometre climb that can take you up in about 10 - 20 minute of running, depending on your pace. Chameleons live in the forest, although the only wild animal I saw was a squirrel.
Written 9 January 2022
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Stefan H
Barcelona, Spain4 contributions
Dec 2021
I walked from the city centre up to this Castle.
Its a typical old fortress up on a hill to view the town and surroundings.
I was not dissapointed about the views. I was more dissapointed that the castle didnt have rooms to go into.
You are basically walking around outside.
If you dont have an extra day, you can skip this one. Not worth the time.
But if you love views, this is the place to go.
Written 15 December 2021
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Rob007Kent_UK
Wye, UK799 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
The castle is really impressive and well worth a visit. After a fairly long and steep walk up you are rewarded with the most amazing views of the sea and the city. Every part of the castle can be explored, including the ramparts. A combined ticket for the Alcazaba (which to note cannot be accessed on the way down from the castle) offers great value for money and enables you to bypass the long queue. The castle has a small museum inside but the main reason to visit is for the spectacular views of the city and beyond.
Written 12 December 2021
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dena f
Oxfordshire, UK228 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Affordable and easy to navigate, make sure to arrive early to avoid the biggest crowds. The hike up is a bit steep, but our family with young children and a toddler made it with a few piggy backs along the way. There are busses that also make the trip. Tickets are easily purchased from a machine where you can select from many languages. Self guided audio tours are also available. There are a number of stairs inside the castle and uneven terrain. Walking on the castle walls however is a great treat for views around the whole city. Toilets and a small cafe made this a great stop after a warm morning of climbing.
Written 2 November 2021
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Jacqueline B
County Durham, UK122 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Fantastic Place
Quite a big climb to get there but really worth it the views are fabulous Also great bar to have a refreshing drink of cold beer even saw a squirrel running up the tree
Very cheap price to visit which makes a change
Written 26 October 2021
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Kelly M
5 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
The most beautiful view of Malaga, lovely. The beauty of the Mediterranean Sea and Malaga itself is so, so fantastic. A must when in Malaga
Written 22 October 2021
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Peter W
Warwick, UK207 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We took the 35 bus up the hill to the fortress. It's definitely worth a visit. You can walk round most of the wall, there's a bar and toilets, and the views are amazing.
Written 21 September 2021
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Hong Q
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland193 contributions
Aug 2021
I recommend this visit. It's a must see of the city, loaded with history facts. The views at the top are fantastic and the price ticket cheap. You can access by bus or walk through garden (uneasy for disable people and children for example)
Written 26 August 2021
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Davide G
Palermo, Italy3,259 contributions
Aug 2021
Wonderful view on the whole heart of Malaga. Come and enjoyed. Strongly advised also at night, less hot, less people but still an astoshing view!
Written 18 August 2021
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Ramona
Auckland Central, New Zealand514 contributions
Aug 2021
Very nice and well maintained castle. It seems that the history of the location has been tossed to the side and it's more about just visiting the restaurant or checking out the view. It would have been nice to see more of an emphasis on the actual site.
Written 3 August 2021
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