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Castillo de Gibralfaro

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Address: Cmno Gibralfaro s/n, 29016 Malaga, Spain
Phone Number: 952122020
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Nice paths, beautiful views of Malaga

Take a walk. This hill has nice paths and excellent views. Choose harbour side paths for nice views. On the top you find a fine Parador hotel for lunch, coffee or dinner with sea... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Take a walk. This hill has nice paths and excellent views. Choose harbour side paths for nice views. On the top you find a fine Parador hotel for lunch, coffee or dinner with sea views. Gibralfaro hill is a must see in Malaga.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We choose to drive up because we didn't even want to attempt to climb up the steep stairs all the way to the top. I think it would be a nice climb if you're very fit and the weather is cool, otherwise drive up or take the bus. There are venders selling water and snacks by the entrance if you... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It is well worth the trek up to the top for the stunning views of the city. It's not expensive and you can buy a combined ticket for the alcazaba and the castle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Castillo de Gibralfaro is a top destination in Malaga. From Alcazaba you can walk to Gibralfaro . From the top you can 'understand' Malaga and see from distance Cathedral of Malaga , port of Malaga and amazing views to the sea.. Don' forget to visit the fortress . When you come down you can visit the port and the open... More 

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Holland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

very nice to take a climb by walk to upstair.also you can take a bus. but by walk yo can see a wonderful view of malag

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Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region, Morocco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

One remnant of Malaga’s Arab and Islamic past is the craggy ramparts of the fort of Gibralfaro, spectacularly located so high on the hill overlooking the wonderful city of Malaga. Built by Abd ar-Rahman the 1st, the 8th-century Cordoban emir, and later rebuilt in the 14th century when Malaga was the main port for the emirate of Granada, the castle... More 

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Estepona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went here in August on a very hot day during the Feria. Malaga was heaving with people. The walk up to the castle is not for the faint hearted as its a long, hot, steep walk but the views from the top are amazing. Take plenty of water though.

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Prudhoe,Northumberland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

After a deceptively simple but ultimately murderous climb to reach this fortress which overlooks Malaga we were disappointed .Once you have walked round the walls there is little to see,unless bakers ovens are your thing.However,the views are spectacular and warranted the effort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

This place has a wonderful 360° view of Malaga at the top of it. I recommend buying the joint ticket for both the Gibralfaro and Alcazaba if you plan on visiting both because it works out cheaper and you don't have to do them on the same day either.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We tried to walk here from the waterfront but had to catch a taxi in the end. It wasn't very expensive but ur taxi driver asked for a flat rate which was considerably more expensive than had we have done the meter. The castle provides wonderful views of the whole Malaga. It was an interesting afternoon and well worth the... More 

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