Castillo de San Miguel

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OK Claesson
Stockholm, Sweden393 contributions
Couples
We Walked Up to this Castle After visiting parque ornitologico loro sexi and jardin de cactus, was a bit of all steep walk but worth it. I would recommended One to carry water if plankning this. THE entrance fee was 4 euros each. Takes One about 1 - 1 /2 hours to tour. Very picturesque. The ticket also includes access to the museum of archeology (we Will do that today). Remember because of the Corona virus situation you may want to call ahead re opening Times (or take the chance as we did) and consider the spanish's opening and closing hours in accordance with siesta. Very relaxed, quiet excursion overlooking beaches. Informative using your sense of imagination as to how it was back in time (HISTORY). As there were no tour guides etc. Recomended if in the area with time om your hands.
Written July 8, 2020
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320len
North Yorkshire, UK26 contributions
We decided to climb up a short winding road to the castle on a sunny morning. It can also be approached via winding old town streets and steps. It was only 1€ 60 pppn and that includes entry to the archaeological museum. Although the castle is in ruins apart from fortified walls, it has a fascinating history from Roman times through Phoenecian and Castilian occupations. Different levels are accessed by wooden steps with wooden handrails on one side. There are very good info' boards in Spanish and English, Also three covered rooms with interactive features and artefacts and models. The views from battlements are stupendous. So well worth a visit.There is one unisex toilet. It is closed on Mondays and over lunchtimes.
Written January 27, 2020
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Enrico L
United Kingdom13 contributions
I have been to the Castle umpteen times over the Years. Apart from anything else it is great Exercise getting there and walking around. Then it really depends on whether one is more interested in its History, its Architectural Splendour or the Magnificant Views. I have read the the 3 previous Reviews ( claessonstravel; Culture523517; charlizee78 ) And I concur.
Written September 2, 2020
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Roberts69
Northampton, UK17,063 contributions
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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 Netherlands29,790 contributions
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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, Sweden113 contributions
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
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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
Newbridge, UK9 contributions
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, UK200 contributions
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, UK43 contributions
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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