Castillo de Lizar

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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland15,796 contributions
Not worth the hike
Jun. 2021 • Couples
Very hot day and it’s a long enough hire to get to the top. Overall nice views from the castle area but you get great views from the town as well.
Written July 4, 2021
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Johnlobster
Morpeth, UK2,521 contributions
Good Walk
Sep. 2019
Went up to here when visiting frigiliana. Well worth the effort and climb to get there as the views are quite spectacular. Frigiliana is a really special place.
Written May 17, 2020
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Godfrey J
Derby, UK12 contributions
Climbing to the castle
Dec. 2018
A uphill walk via narrow lanes to the castle is very rewarding. The old buildings on the way are interesting to look st and there is a watering hole if you want one to quench your thirst. The view at the top is outstanding, well worth the effort.
Written December 26, 2018
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Lee_Can08
Slough, UK193 contributions
Cheeky trail walk
Jul. 2018 • Friends
We came up here to check out the route for El Fuerte, which is just behind Castillo de Lizar, its not easy to find. You have to drive out of town, and take a dirt road up winding around the hills north of Frigiliana. The actual Castillo de Lizar is an old, warn down settlement looking over Frigiliana, and Nerja in the distance. The views, I think, are better from El Fuerte (if you're fit enough for a 4hours trek), or Vista Panorama in the town.

Occasionally you'll find a donkey or two, grazing here, as there is a farm next door, but they're harmless.

Worth a drop by for a cheeky look, but nothing to plan an afternoon around.
Written July 14, 2018
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JeffB64CPR
Derby, UK236 contributions
The best view in the area
Mar. 2018 • Couples
Frigiliana is an extremely busy tourist spot, but if you want the best of the village, just follow the signs to El Castillo. It winds up the narrow streets and steps, before eventually passing a splendid restaurant (the Garden Restaurant - closed on Mondays, unfortunately) and then a lovely garden with several unusual trees overhanging the path, and a range of striking sculptures. After that it is steps and rough track to reach the top of the old fort, with wonderful views across the axarquia, and (with binoculars) a clear view to North Africa. Careful near the burros, but otherwise just a stupendous little walk, and very few tourists climb that far so you have it to yourselves.
Written April 2, 2018
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nnmercman
Camberley, UK12,421 contributions
Worth the effort/fantastic views but be prepared ....
Feb. 2018 • Solo
It’s not easy to find the access trail and in fact I think there are probably 3 alternate routes, with one being by car to the car park at base of final climb above a small reservoir. I walked up one trail and down another - neither of which were easily identifiable so it was more by luck than anything else which got me to the top - the trail leads in between hillside villas for the first part of the climb. Firstly I must advise on sensible footwear - flip flops and loafers won’t cut it as a lot of the paths and trails are heavily cobbled and rocky as well as there being some steep (and not very safe) climbs. (see my pics for hopefully helpful direction pointers). Great views from the top (not sure a castle was ever here, although there are few bits of rubble). Couple of donkeys seem to permanently live here - left them well alone!!

Most visitors don’t make it to the top but providing you’re prepared then it’s well worth the effort!
Written February 3, 2018
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Myra B
Coventry, UK291 contributions
Fantastic views of the town.
Jan. 2018 • Friends
Great place to take in the views of the Old and the new town Frigiliana. If you don't want the arduous walk up to it, you could get a lift up almost to the top then walk down. There are a couple of lovely donkeys at the top.
Written January 14, 2018
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Peter B
Clevedon, UK1,630 contributions
Watch out for the donkeys!
Jan. 2018 • Friends
Beware of the donkeys which patrol the hill and take your time enjoying the stunning panoramic views.
Written January 10, 2018
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gary w
1,270 contributions
We walked all the way up but there wasn't any castle, just great views and two donkeys
Nov. 2017 • Friends
A very pleasant walk from the village, though no castle was actually there, just great views of the mountains and sea.
We saw two friendly donkeys, though a sign on the wall said they might bite! The path down on the rear side of Frigiliana was more tiring than the way up. Still, it was a good walk .... lovely village
Written November 16, 2017
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john e
Gateshead, UK1,717 contributions
Few signs of a castle, but great views
Oct. 2017 • Couples
The climb to the castle is a bit arduous - no problem if you're young & fit - but when we reached the top it was worth the effort. Not much sign of a castle, but great views. Do read the history about it when you get back to the village!
Written October 29, 2017
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