Castillo de Gibralfaro
Castillo de Gibralfaro
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Simon S
Thornton-Le-Dale, UK15 contributions
Jan 2023
This castle is a must visit. It's worth the walk up from the town. Once you are up there, you can spend an hour easily waling around all the walls and in awe at the views. There is a nice bar too.
Written 26 January 2023
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SSikora86
Edmonton, Canada39 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
How neatly, the (very difficult) hike up the mountain was the best part of the entire experience- the views of Malaga were truly breathtaking. The Castillo itself, underwhelming, at best. And I’m a lover of ancient ruins, castles and history in general. I would advise to stick with the visit to the Alcabaz and skip the Castillo. But that’s just my opinion.
Written 25 January 2023
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary1,309 contributions
Dec 2022
We bought a combine ticket to Alcazaba and Gibralfaro and it’s worth. First we visited Alcazaba then we climbed up to steep sidewalk. It wasn’ easy although we worn comfortable shoes. This castle is from 10th century, later in 14th century it was expanded. The most intact part is the bastion, where we walked. The view is fantastic, we saw the whole city even the famous bullring. It’s a must-see attraction!
Written 12 January 2023
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JanHollands
Playa Flamenca, Spain63 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
The walk up to this is quite a trek so if you choose to walk up, be prepared for lots of steps and some very steep slopes. You need a fair level of fitness. The walk down is equally challenging.
The views once up there are lovely and the castle is interesting. There is a charge to go inside.
A word of warning… look out for pickpockets.
Written 15 December 2022
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Vladimir M
Zagreb, Croatia44 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
Best sightseeing in Malaga, don't miss it. Easy trek, different angled and views waiting to be explored.
Written 15 December 2022
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Lee Grint
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK410 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
A must visit while in Malaga, you will see amazing views of the city and castle. It is really worth the climb.
Great architecture and design.
The castle area is free to climb and to see the view points.
Small entry fee to visit the museum area inside the castle.
Overall, really recommended.
Written 4 December 2022
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Vacation555670
1 contribution
Nov 2022
Awful very very rude entrance staff would not recommend to anyone. Not at all welcoming unpleasant comments as we arrived will not go back.
Written 27 November 2022
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK614,054 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
A must go destination if you're planning a holiday to Malaga is Castillo De Gibralfaro.
Dating from the 10th century ,the castle was constructed in 929 AD by Abd Al Rahman III who was the Caliph Of Corboda ,Yusef 1 who was the Sultan Of Granada enlarged the castle in the early part of the 14th century,it's a great and historic castle ruin to check out and offers great views of the city and port ,it's popular and is most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the area.
Written 20 November 2022
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Alina P
74 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
A nice place with amazing view points.

You have to book your ticket online or via the machines there. On Sunday is free.

They also have free audio guide.
Written 20 November 2022
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Bill M
Oldham, UK235 contributions
Nov 2022
Overlooking all of Malaga and the surrounding area the views are absolutely amazing. The castle is just a shell really now, but interesting, and there's an app which gives some commentary that can be downloaded to your phone (various language options including English). There's a cafe in the castle grounds where we enjoyed chilled drinks. If you buy a joint ticket with Alcazaba, there's a discount. The climb up is very steep. Very steep. We bottled out of the climb and got a taxi to the castle, did the castle visit and then walked down to the Alcazaba, I'd recommend that way, unless you particularly want the big climb.
Written 15 November 2022
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