Castillo de San Miguel
Castillo de San Miguel
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Roberts69
Northampton, UK18,929 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
Firstly be aware of the opening times of the Castle as they vary somewhat:
Closed on a Monday and Sunday only open from 10:00am until 1:00pm.
Tuesday to Saturday open 10:00am to 1:30pm then afternoon opening times depend on time of year. But in Summer (1st July - 15th Sept.) its open 6:30pm to 9:00pm
I attach a photo with full opening times for all seasons.
The Castle is located at the top of the hill overlooking the sea to the south and the town to the north, east and west. Entrance to the Castle is very reasonable, a bargain in fact, at just €2.35 (Adult) and €1.60 (Child). The Castle ticket also gets you entry into the "Municipal Archaeological Museum" housed in an old Roman vault. The Castle as I said is relatively small but it's layout is well signposted and there are educational information boards at strategic points in Spanish and English. There is also a mini-museum with some interesting artefacts as well as a building in the Castle courtyard that has some great scale models of how Almunecar and the Castle has changed over the centuries. If you look in the old dungeon, (a hole in the ground with a grate over), you can see human bones on the floor, I'm no forensic pathologist but these seemed to be authentic rather than plastic bones for effect!! (See photos).
All in all the Castle is well worth a visit and you should allow 1-2 hours there to get maximum enjoyment out of your visit. It is certainly worthy of its place as 'No.1 Attraction in Almunecar rating'.
Written September 3, 2015
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bas k
Amstelveen, The Netherlands32,757 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Solo
the castle has fine views over the city of ALMUNECAR and it,s 2 bays with playa San Cristobal en "El Penon Santo "and the bird,s rocky islands off-shore.
There is an interesting exhibition about Almunecar,s Roman, Moorish and Christian history.
around 3 euro entrance 10-14hours and 16-18hours.
as you leave the castle downhill there are tropical botanical gardens (free) with roman ruins and a bird zoo.
Nearby is lovely Playa San Cristobal and the look-out point of "EL PENON SANTO"
Written January 17, 2015
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_hakan_bergdahl
Pitea, Sweden192 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The fort is very well worth a visit, and since the entrance fee also includes the archeological museum in the old town it is worth its price. The walls are well preserved and the interiour is interesting. There are information posts and signs in both Spanish and English. Within the garrison pavillion you will see a brief but well made display over the history of the fortress development from Roman times, on to the Moors and after the reconquista when the christians took over.

In one of the old Towers there is a short film that in a humorous way explains the history of the area as a roman, and arab and a spaniard are arguing. The film is in spanish, but has English subtitles. Another thing that struck me as funny was the collapsed tower at the gate entrance "Umm, captain… there was an accident. A tower fell down..."
Written October 13, 2019
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OysteinNygaard
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017
The great fortress of San Miguel is a must-see for all castle lovers. This area of Spain has a lot of different castles, but this one is one of the oldest and has history back to Roman times. The castle has a fantastic view of Almunecar and the surroundings and is a great starting point for a visit to the Parque Botanico and the Parque Ornitologico Loro just at the bottom of the castle hill on the west side. Parking on the Avenida at the beach it is a short walk up to the castle. Not recommended to drive to the castle as the roads are extremely narrow and the parking is limited.
Written September 14, 2017
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Joel M
Cwmbran, UK45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
There's mixed reviews about this... Basically the walk up isn't that bad. If you are elderly, it may be something to consider. Where they got ''a tour from 50GBP'' I'll never know. It was 2.35€ per person and that also included entry to almunecar museum about 5 mins walk away. The castle itself is interesting but not amazing for me and my girlfriend. It has a great history but not massively significant. The views were worth the walk up and around.
Written September 18, 2015
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AndyB
Chepstow, UK188 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
The entrance to the castle is not easy to find and its a steep walk so be prepared - worth it when you get there though as the views are stunning. Amazingly cheap to get in at €2.75 and all the information is in English and Spanish so you get a good insight into the long and varied history of the castle. An hour and a half here is ample time to see it all. No parking at the castle itself but you can park for free on the steep climb up - or take the bus which goes almost to the top. Worth a visit for the views alone,
Written June 2, 2015
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J0yceski
Hamilton, UK42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
I discovered the Castle as I walked along the seafront. It is set up a narrow road that looks unused, if it hadn't been for the sign I wouldn't have seen it. I saw a DVD (in Spanish) that gave the history of the castle and why it was necessary, before going round the rooms and up to the battlements. The information about the castle is in both Spanish and English.
Written May 23, 2015
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Steven M
Sofiemyr, Norway26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Family
When I first came to Almuñécar some 45 years ago, there was a very fallen-down castle on the top of the town. In the decades since, it has been greatly restored to it's eclectic mix of Roman, Moorish, and Spanish glory.
The castle houses a little town museum with information on the history of Almuñécar since Phoenician times.
Written May 8, 2015
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jmurias
Frankfurt, Germany38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited this castle after visiting Nerja Caves, and it was a really pleasant surprise. The entrance was actually free of charge that day but it isn't expensive. It has amazing views of the mediterranean coastline and it is very well organized. With quite a few multimedia interactive points which makes it interesting for the kids (ours are 4 & 6 years old).
Just one thing, there is not much parking space up at the castle and the hike up is quite a hike, but worth it.
Written April 7, 2015
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Miss_C91
London, UK27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you can stand the very steep uphill walk (which I suggest you man up and do anyway) you will be thoroughly rewarded. The castle is amazing with lots of interactive information. The views over Almunecar are breathtaking. Be careful in the heat especially with little ones; take plenty of water and stop for rests on the way up.
Written April 4, 2015
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