Castillo de Salobrena
Castillo de Salobrena
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Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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  • RBK
    Baldock, United Kingdom97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular views
    In one direction you look out over the coastal plan to the sparkling sea and might even glimpse Africa on a clear day. Turn around and you can see the snow capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada. A memorable visit if you get the chance. You need to navigate the steep labarynth of the old town first. I would leave the car down below. An unexpected bonus of the visit was Miguel the free tour guide who shared tales of the castle and tested my Spanish listening skills. They have uncovered the Moorish palace that pre-dated the current Christian construction. The glazed tile floors of the baths are visible. The castle is well looked after and adorned with beautiful flowers for some nice photos. Entrance price reasonable at 4€.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written March 2, 2024
  • Alex G
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enchanted
    We were fortunate enough to visit on Dia de Andalucia when entry is free (it would have been worth the standard entrance fee). Despite this, we still received the full experience including a guided tour from Manuel who was a delightful, passionate and knowledgeable guide. It is a beautiful castle, sympathetically restored with unrivalled vistas over the sea and inland to the Sierra Nevada.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 11, 2024
  • Jambo
    Canada125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best is to tour with Manuel
    A visit to the castillo was no.1 on our list of Salobreña priorities. We had been told by the hosts at our hotel not to miss Manuel’s informative guided tour. We arrived before the castillo opened at 16:00 and identified ourselves to him when he arrived. What a delightful tour we had, just the two of us with Manuel. He conveyed so much useful information in the most entertaining manner. It was a highlight of our stay in Salobreña. Don’t miss it. Please show him your appreciation by being generous
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 19, 2024
  • Javier R
    Madrid, Spain174 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must in Salobreña
    Gorgeous castle with splendid views. A must if you visit Salobreña and its old town. The guided tour with Manuel every hour is also recommended. He tells you the story of the castle and the 3 Princesses and its connection with the Alhambra tales. The tour takes more than one hour. It was easy to reach the upper part of the town by bus.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written May 6, 2024
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Sue M
Frome, UK11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Salobrena is a very Spanish town, small winding streets lead up to the castle. We eventually found a parking space on the street on the outskirts of Salobrena and walked up to the castle, being careful not to tread in the abundant amounts of dog poo that litter the street. Very interesting narrow streets lead up to the castle, and there are signs embedded in the roadway as a guide. Very quiet town on a Saturday afternoon in late February. The castle is OK for a quick visit but nothing special. From the castle you do get a good view over the whole of Salobrena town and surrounding area, but it's not a lovely outlook.
Written February 29, 2020
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Jambo
Canada125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A visit to the castillo was no.1 on our list of Salobreña priorities. We had been told by the hosts at our hotel not to miss Manuel’s informative guided tour. We arrived before the castillo opened at 16:00 and identified ourselves to him when he arrived. What a delightful tour we had, just the two of us with Manuel. He conveyed so much useful information in the most entertaining manner. It was a highlight of our stay in Salobreña. Don’t miss it. Please show him your appreciation
by being generous
Written March 19, 2024
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Gail Y
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Tried to visit, after a long and dusty walk uphill through the old town - only to find that the published hours are nonsense. The Castillo was only open from 17.00 until closing at 18.30, so we missed our chance to see it.
Very poor experience, surely it’s not beyond the wit of those running the place to put a change of hours on the website.
Written September 5, 2023
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Milodog73
Southend-on-Sea, UK180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Thanks to a local we were advised not to park in the old town, so parked at the foot of old town on the main road, which was free (blue lines are paid parking)
A 15 minute walk up cobble old town roads, bought us to the castle doors. 2 Euros each for a family of 5, bargin.
Once inside there are a few reads of the castle history and rooms/walls. The castle walls have been renovated/preserved well and the views over the sea and town are spectactular. You will only need 30-45 mins to cover the castle.

Getting there is up hill with little traffic, can be done with pram or wheel chair (if the person in the said vehicle is light weight), but the castle is up and down stairs.
Written August 16, 2021
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Javier R
Madrid, Spain174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Gorgeous castle with splendid views. A must if you visit Salobreña and its old town.

The guided tour with Manuel every hour is also recommended. He tells you the story of the castle and the 3 Princesses and its connection with the Alhambra tales.
The tour takes more than one hour.

It was easy to reach the upper part of the town by bus.
Written May 6, 2024
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anitahellmann
Aalborg, Denmark11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Solabrena is a Small town, for people who drives through, the Castillo de Salobrena is not Big or much to see, but the Way up there, is like going through old town, small Streets.
By the Beach, many restaurants with Nice fod not so expensive.
Will definitly go back to this place.
Written April 13, 2020
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Cheekyvimto13
33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The pathway leading up to the front of the castle was closed halfway up, so dont use this. Instead walk into the town and head up through the beautiful streets. It is very steep in parts but well worth it. Castle is closed at weekends.
Written June 11, 2023
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davidandmel
Birmingham, UK1,580 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Worth the walk up through the steep old town for the views. It was actually closed when we arrived so we didn't go in. Do walk round the edge to the Plaza which is planted with pretty flowers and has great views.
Written December 20, 2021
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Sue B
Cardiff, UK133 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We walked up o the castle from the town. It’s pretty steep so wear the right shoes, The signposting wasn’t great but it didn’t seem to matter as all routes broadly led to the castles. 2 euros to go in. Not much to see but a nice view of the area from the top. We found a nice bar on the way back down and have a beer with a free tapas. Nice way to spend an afternoon
Written September 11, 2019
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Cuthbert K
Marloes, UK256 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
Got there at 3:30pm to find that the opening hours are 10:00 to 13:30, 16:00 to 17:30 so had to pop back down for a coffee. Went back after 4pm and paid €4 for the under 65s and €2 for the 65 and overs (apparently Mondays are free but we were there on a Thursday). The place itself is mainly walls, towers, steps and fantastic views. The excavations of the old baths are very interesting and there are plaques with English explanations. Well worth the effort of climbing up the hill and good value.
Written December 22, 2017
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