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Castillo de Gibralfaro

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Address: Camino Gibralfaro s/n, 29016 Malaga, Spain
Phone Number: +34 952 12 20 20
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The castle is at the top of a hill which is quite steep in places. If the weather is wet the walk can be very slippery so be careful. The walk up is pleasant and offers good views... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Gdynia, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

People often confuse Alcazaba with Gibralfaro or think it is the same structure - it is not, you can buy (cheap) combined ticket though. Basically only the walls left, it used to be a lighthouse here in the past if I'm not mistaken. Quite a hike to reach the top, but it is best to enjoy one and ignore buses... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The castle is at the top of a hill which is quite steep in places. If the weather is wet the walk can be very slippery so be careful. The walk up is pleasant and offers good views over Malaga and the Port. The views from the Castle are even better but there's little else to see of do there... More 

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Mundelein, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I hiked up here from the Alazaba and it was a heck of hike. I found out later most people went up by bus and walked down. Well, I got my exercise in! Gorgeous views the entire way up. I wanted to see the sunset, but just before the sunset at 6--we were thrown out of the Castillo. However, there... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I visited on a very wet day, we climbed up to the Castillo in dry weather and it was well worth the climb, the views around Malaga were stunning despite the cloud. Within 15mins or so the rain started and it poured down with no sign of letting up. We quickly walked around the castle walls and... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful Castle at the top of rather a large hill. We took the decision to walk up and down, what an effort it just keeps on going up, took best part of half an hour from bottom to top and is unbelievably steep in places. When you are up there the views are fantastic across Malaga and towards Nerja. Some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Castle begun in the 8th century and expanded to its current form in the 14th century. The climb might be a bit of a strain if you're not so fit. The ascent is 130 metres up winding paths - feels roughly like climbing stairs for twenty minutes.There is a bus to the top. The view from the top is superb... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can have a nice walk around the castillo. If you are lazy you can take bus nr 35 that takes you up and then you can just go down to the viewing point. It is nice.

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth the hike up the steps to get there but be careful if it is raining because the stones can be very slippery if you have the wrong footwear. Well preserved ramparts to walk around. Entry cost was just over 2 euros and free after 1400 on Sunday. We thought the reception staff were unhelpful when a woman asked them... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Steep hike but worth the fantastic view from the top. Very plesant surroundings and a great way to keep fit in the city

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Please be aware it's hard work getting up here but we'll worth it for the views. There are two ways up as mentioned in other reviews.You can also take a taxi or bus . It's slippy and dusty and and walking around the walls isn't everyone cup of tea. The small museum is worth 10 minutes and there is a... More 

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