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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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unexpected history

I was told there was nothing to see in Malaga. BUT that's wrong. It's a beautiful town and history is strongly present. I'm very glad I did the walk up to visit it. I surely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Antwerp, Belgium
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was told there was nothing to see in Malaga. BUT that's wrong. It's a beautiful town and history is strongly present. I'm very glad I did the walk up to visit it. I surely recommend !

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Ballerup, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose to visit only one of the castillos and chose the Gibralfaro. I can imagine that it would have been a hard walk if it had been a hot summerday, but it was no problem in february. Really worth a visit if you're in Malaga

Thank valdans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

it takes quite an effort to climb the mountain but is't worth it, because the views are magnificent and ruins magical entrance cost less than one euro and walk up the mountain around 0,5 h

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Ansbach, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was nice and had great view of the city. It takes about one hour to explore the castle. Take camera because there is an opportunity for interesting shots. Definitely wear comfortable shoes because there are a lot of narrow stairs. If you have asthma bring an inhaler...you'll need it.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked up to Castillo de Gibralfaro from the city centre. It is a steep walk but very pleasant. You can take a taxi or tourist bus there instead! Once at the top, we spent a couple of hours walking along the ramparts, enjoying a stunning view. We went first thing in the morning (10am is first thing in Spain!!)... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must see attraction for all visitors to Malaga, in conjunction with the Alcazaba . Certainly recommend taking the number 35 bus to the Castle and then later walking down to the Alkazaba and Teatro Romano. Doing it the other way round is extremely gruelling and not to be undertaken on a hot day. You can purchase either single attraction... More 

Thank mandinari
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We got the bus up to the Castillo on a showery day and we were glad we did. The bus is cheap and its a nice trip up there. Good museum but not as much to see as there is in the alcazba but even on a rainy day the views of Malaga the bull ring etc were great.

Thank Teresa C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Alcazabra earlier then began the climb. We really enjoyed the climb, despite it being steep we liked the challenge and enjoyed stopping every few minutes to take photos. Such glorious views. Incomparible to the ones from the Alcazabra, you can see Africa from here and can see the curviture of the Earth. From the castle walls you can... More 

Thank Grace W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Get ready for a walk, it's a long walk to the top with steep sections of path. There's a cafe on the site which sells pizza, beer, tapas and theres a loo. There is also an interesting small museum but it's only in Spanish. Look out for red squirrels in the trees too. The views are just gorgeous, if you... More 

Thank Sally-Anne A
London, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good fun walking around the walls and the views back over the city are great. Nice walk up there from town along tree and shrub lined pathway

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