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Castillo de Gibralfaro

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Address: Camino Gibralfaro s/n, 29016 Malaga, Spain
Phone Number: 952122020
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Large area, but almost no castle

I took advantage of their free entrance on sunday's afternoons. I went on foot from Malaga centre and it is an easy hike for about 30 min. The castle area is very large and you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Matjaž H
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Nova Gorica, Slovenia
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Nova Gorica, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took advantage of their free entrance on sunday's afternoons. I went on foot from Malaga centre and it is an easy hike for about 30 min. The castle area is very large and you can walk around, but there are mainly walls and not so much castle. You can relax and refresh in bar. I recommend visiting "panorama point"... More 

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Nantes, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must visit if you have already done the Alcazaba visit just below about 500 feet. Beware, it's not an easy walk and the cobble stones can be quite slippery. When you do finally reach the top the views are spectacular over Malaga harbour. For €3.55 for the 2 entrances it's a good few hours well spent with... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Firstly, my main tip is to go early in the morning or late afternoon/early evening to keep out of the very strong sun. Always wear sun screen, where peaks headgear or take an umbrella for shade. Also take liquids to prevent dehydration. There are taxis, buses or, if you are up to it, you can walk. The views are indescribable... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While going up might be challenging under the scorching sun, you can wait for the evening to go up the see the view of Malaga. It is quite breathtaking.

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Thank Doris T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A visit to the Castillo de Gibralfaro is highly recommended for a nice view of Málaga. The fare is cheap and you can access either by tour bus, bus, taxi or if you are feeling adventurous by foot. Better go there early morning or late afternoon in summer time since it's hot.

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Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let's start with the good, beautiful grounds, if you go all the way up you can get awesome pictures, make sure you always have your ticket handy because they check them before going into the actual buildings. The bad, it's HOT!!! The line was horrible long and no shade at all and of course only 2 tellers, and CASH only!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Malaga travelling by bus from Benalmadena. After leaving the bus we walked long the port promenade which is beautiful and followed it along the many shops and restaurants. We noticed from a map that the ruins of a castle/fort overlooking the city was a great tourist attraction. We headed in that direction, passing the bullring, which we we... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Malaga you must see this! I love the views all the way up to the top. Bring your camera and make the hike as quickly or as leisurely as you like. But, don't miss this. Great views and good exercise!!!!!

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

or you could take a taxi or a bus to the top but you will miss the views of malaga's highest point, great history lesson

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the other fortress, the Alcazaba, is more interesting to visit, the view alone makes this fortress worth a visit.

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