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Address: Cmno Gibralfaro s/n, 29016 Malaga, Spain
Phone Number: 952122020
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A "must" see in Malaga

I highly recommend to visit the Castillo de Gibralfaro while you are in Malaga. The views are amazing and the castle itself is very nice and impressive to discover. Bring good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend to visit the Castillo de Gibralfaro while you are in Malaga. The views are amazing and the castle itself is very nice and impressive to discover. Bring good walking shoes though as the way up might be challenging if you are not fit or used to walk a lot. However, you absolutely need to get to the... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I think it's worth it to hike up the hill, although at times very steep, it just gives you more possibilities to take in the amazing views on your way up to the Castle. The castle itself is very nice, many towers from wich you can enjoy the view.

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cocoa fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great views of the town and countryside. The walk is steep and takes about 20 minutes. Make sure you are aware of the last entry time so youre not disappointed. There is also a city bus that goes up the hill, I think its #35...the ticket booth at the alcazaba can tell you. The castle is quite interesting and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Amazing views of Malaga from the castle. about 20min walk from Teatro Romano, quite steep, so if you are not too fit, get a sighsteeing bus or taxi. definitely worth a climb though!

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Larvik, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Medieval fortification overlooking Malaga. Genuine 14th century construcion gives you a feeling of war and fear, gives you insight to defence strategy and construction. A small cafe for refreshments, but take care! Bring on the coins, they don't take cards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We knew the climb would be difficult, but in 30C degree full sun, it was challenging. If you are going to walk up, wear shoes with ankle support! When you finally get to the top, you can see all of Malaga in its glory. Admission was about €7 for the castillo and alcazabar and was well worth the money. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Well worth the walk up for the views en route. There is a bus to the Castillo as well as the 'hop on hop off' tourist bus. Very interesting small museum and views of all parts of Malaga.

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Umea, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We whent there on a sunday, after 2 pm it was free to enter. So we tok the walk up the hill and they veiw along with the fortress was well worth it. If they had info board in english they would had gotten a 5.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This was my favourite thing to do in my time. It was a difficult walk uphill, so bring water with you for the walk up. However, it is 100% worth your while to go up for the incredible views of Malaga city. It is so cheap as well as it was only 60 cent for students to enter!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Liked the walk up and down, thought it was going to be strenuous due to previous reviewers but it wasn't and I am 59. Castle OK, the best part was the ramparts with views of surrounding area. Did walk over to the very pretty Parador which had great views. Buy the tickets for both the Castle and the Alcazaba at... More 

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