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Castillo de Gibralfaro

Cmno Gibralfaro s/n, 29016 Malaga, Spain (Centro)
952122020
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Ranked #12 of 89 Attractions in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Castle of Gibralfaro The Arab word Yabal means hill and the Greek word Faruh means lighthouse. The name Gibralfaro means lighthouse hill. The hill... more »
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London
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We took a hop on hop off bus to the top. The castle is really ruins and there is no shade so during the day it is very hot and difficult to walk around in the searing heat. Wear comfortable shoes as there is quite a bit of walking to do and lots of steps. I wasn't impressed by the... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Great place to learn more about the history Malaga and enjoy the views. It does involve A LOT of walking around, up and down the slope. But once you reach the top you will be able to enjoy the breathtaking views over Malaga. You can literally see the whole city.

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Wokingham, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

great views. even better simple but delicious and well needed café inside. museum not very exciting. got on the tour bus afterward as very hot and the walk back down would have been very slippy

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We took a taxi to get to the top; the walk was much too challenging. Wandered around for a couple of hours and it was enjoyable. But take a hat; there is not much shade. We had planned to have lunch at the small hotel next to the carpark, but there is no direct connection. We would have had to... More

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Montreal, Canada
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I rated the site as very good only because of the wonderful views. The renovations are not impressive. Essentially, you have a large structure with little to see except the wonderful views of Malaga. So, visit for the views rather than anything else.

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A must see in Malaga although the restoration of some areas has damaged the beautiful building, concrete walls, terrezzo corridors, etc.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you spend some time to get there (ok, you can use the bus), you will see Malaga city and it's surroundings from few directions.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My visit was almost exactly a year ago and I went up on a steamy late summer day. The best way to get there if you are up to it is climbing up the ramp off Paseo Don Juan (you'll find cycling aficionados riding up like nothing!). The view is great and worth the hike. Alcazaba and then Gibralfaro and... More

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Twinsburg, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was an amazing place to visit. Took lots of photos from the top of the castle. The history of this place is just fantastic! We could see the beach, the bull fighting arena, and the surrounding area.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Stunning views of Málaga and surrounding area. The castillo is steeped in history and the small museum/exhibition is interesting particularly for those who are interested in military history. Super walks along the castle walls - not for those who suffer from vertigo though. Sunday wasn't free. An entry charge of €2.20 per person which is very reasonable and definitely worth... More

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