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Castillo de Gibralfaro

Cmno Gibralfaro s/n, 29016 Malaga, Spain (Centro)
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Ranked #8 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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Wakefield, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

If you have any problems with walking up steep climbs then take the bus up to this atraction. Give yourself plenty of time to climb up the very steep hill beside the castillo and it closes at four for a break. Entry cost is €2.20 but you can get a joint ticket for this and the alcazabar for €3.55. The... More

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111 reviews 111 reviews
42 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

There is a bus to the top of the hill! It is still worth the climb without the bus. Walking the ramparts alone is worth the entry fee. A nice little museum is also worth a look.

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great views in all directions over the City of Malaga, get some really good picture opportunities when at the top and also at various points on the climb up to it. Worth the long and steep walk up :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Not really worth the climb and the entry fee, but you get great views over the city and ocean. See Alcazaba and skip this one, if you're not extremely fond of ruins and dusty museums. Or, take the bus up to this one.

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Buxton, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Bit of a hike, but well worth it and at less than £2, fantastic value and the views and structure were both fantastic, also looks great at light with the lights and helps reflect Malaga in a superb way.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Excellent. I would have liked to walk up...slowly healing broken ankle...we took the bus instead and walked...well hobbled in my case down. Fantastic in every way.

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Salt Lake City, UT
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66 reviews 66 reviews
6 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The information center has interesting models, showing military uniforms through Spanish history, and the layout of the city. The gardens are lovely and the climb to the top of the walls is quite do-able.

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Winnweiler, Germany
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Everyone will tell you that you have to hike up to the castle but if you drive up there is plenty of parking. We weren't sure but just followed our GPS and drove right up and parked less than a two minute walk away. THe kids enjoyed running around the castle, the parents enjoyed all the history and the views.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Don't expect too much to see inside the castle, but, the view from above is adorable. One can view every corner of Malaga how far I can see from the castle walls. It seems like not far from the city centre but you have to go through steep roads to drive up to the castle. The parking is free and... More

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Astoria, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We actually walked up to the castle and the views on the way up were definitely worth the heat - make sure you have water and take breaks along the way (although to get back to the main city I insisted on taking the bus which my legs thanked me for). There really isn't much to the castle itself but... More

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