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Castillo de Gibralfaro

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Camino Gibralfaro s/n | : Camino de Gibralfaro, 11, 29016 Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Trust me, walk up the damn hill. You won't regret it. Stunning views, and a beautiful spot to reflect on the history of Malaga.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Matthew K
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is best to get a combined ticket for the Castillo and Alcazaba at a price of 5.50 euros. The walk to the Castillo is very steep and will take 20 - 25 mins to ascend so be prepared to take breaks to admire the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Meryl D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the castle. The views are brilliant. We took the bus up and walked down and would recommend it to our friends.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ovid777
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful view on the city, cosy coffee/restaurarant on the top - prepare to walk uphill and choose a sunny day to visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lazicjelena
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The castle is quite big and it is easy to go round and round. I visited it on Sunday so the entrance was free. Nice views from the top.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank monka1975
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We struggled up and down the path from the port to the impregnable castle, and were rewarded with an amazing 360 degree view, together with a site of much local history. Truly a highlight of Málaga, but my knee’s still feeling the walk.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank roadtrekker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked up to Castillo de gibralfaro at about 10am, it's a fairly steep walk but with plenty of level areas and look outs for photo opportunities. Went early as even in February the steep walk was warm. Rest area at the top with a small...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nicolec329
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

¡We've learnt an important lesson - first full day in a new place, take a tour bus! The climb on foot to Castillo Gibralfaro looks like really hard work, whereas the bus does the hard work. The Castello affords magnificent views across the bay, the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 595HugoM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing views of the city and you can overlook the main monuments of the city. It has a small museum and you can walk along the castle wals

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wheed101
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a let down. Yes the view is good but there really isn't anything else to see unless you are interested in toy soldiers. I was hoping for some attractive water feature, a room with some type of architectural interest but none of these are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Andrea S
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15 January 2019|
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Response from tonypotts178 | Reviewed this property |
Hi To get to the view site I took the photos from, you need to take the road called Camino Gibralfaro up towards the Castillo Gibralfaro, about 150 metres before you get to the castle car park there is the view site on the... More
24 December 2018|
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Response from Houstonalle4food | Reviewed this property |
Get the Málaga bus app for your phone. The city bus goes to the top and is well worth it. Check seasonal hours.
7 November 2018|
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Response from ETame | Reviewed this property |
It will be open. I will be also in January and for sure will visit!