Castillo de Gibralfaro, Malaga

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The city of Málaga's official flag depicts this castle, known as Castillo de Gibralfaro. Built in the tenth century by the Caliph of Córdoba, and expanded by the Sultan of Granada, the fortress also once housed King Ferdinand. AS you approach, you'll see ramparts rising from the surrounding woods. This distinguishing feature, along with a few interior buildings and a large courtyard, are well preserved. Take a stroll along the ramparts on the outer wall and you'll catch a view of the interior of the bullfighting ring next door. Our Malaga trip planner makes visiting Castillo de Gibralfaro and other Malaga attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • Really didn't think this castle was anything special. If you've been to other castles in Spain, I'd skip this one ... not worth the climb ....unless you are staying next door at the Parador de... 
    Really didn't think this castle was anything special. If you've been to other castles in Spain, I'd skip this one ... not worth the climb ....unless you are staying next door at the Parador de...  more »
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  • Amazing architecture and amazing views from the castle of the surrounding city, countryside and mountains. We walked up to the castle from downtown, but it is easier to have a taxi drop you off there. We enjoyed our visit very much, and spent about an hour and a half exploring the castle, it’s surrounding walks, and gardens. There is a small museum inside the castle with good historical information, and it is included in the cost of the entrance fee. A great place to visit for great views and some fantastic photos!
  • Absolutely stunning views of Málaga, though be prepared for quite the steep and relatively long walk up. If you wear the right shoes and clothing, it’s well worth it. Admission is cheap and you pay once you reach the top. There’s a small museum and beautiful views all around. Signage is lacking so the experience is entirely self-guided and interpreted. There’s a nice bar with great drinks and snacks too that made the journey extra worth it. I highly recommend the hike.

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