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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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 4 days ago NEW 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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N Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheap entry at only 2.50 euros. Very scenic walk to the castle, but it is steep and takes a good 15-20 minutes - wear good shoes and take water with you. Good views of the surrounding area

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite a steep walk up but worth it. Lovely views of the surrounding area. Very pleasant cafe in a lovely location.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Malaga this is a must go.The first day we was in the town we used the Hop-on, Hop-off bus service (red line) to getting around in the town. One destination for the bus is this stop. We did not jump of from the bus on this point as we wanted to go the whole circle first.... More 

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