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“You haven't seen Malaga until you've seen it from up here!”

Castillo de Gibralfaro
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

As a castle, Gibralfaro is a very cool story and built on an amazing location but the decision to plant trees EVERYWHERE spoils the size and views of the castle itself. However, you can walk the entire rampart which is a worthwhile trip for sure!

The hike up is not long, it's a twenty minute walk up a well paved pathway that has its steep bits but the views, the smell of the forest and the with a good breeze it's wonderful. Maybe avoid it in the heat of midsummer...?

My biggest complaint were the swarms of German tourists who were pushy, rude, and downright annoying. If you see them coming, run!

Having said that, the Castle walls are wonderfully preserved and a must visit for history lovers.

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Reviewed January 14, 2013

One of those occasions when a multi-ticket for two entries is worth it. At €3.55 per person for joint entry with the alcazaba we think it was very good value as far as entrance fees go. Be aware that the 25 minute walk means just that if you don't stop on the way, which given some of the inclines on the way up may prove difficult for some people. The castle itself has a café which was our first port of call for some refreshment after the walk which whilst a little expensive was not massively so.

We had a nice stroll around and explored some of the towers and got some lovely views of the city and is good to do after a few days when you've visited parts of the city. We also walked around the outside wall of the castillo. The exposition was interesting to look at but had no English translation.

The castillo represents good value for money and there is a sense of achievement in making it to the top. There is also the #35 bus which runs sporadically from the park.

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Great views of Malaga from up above--- on one side you can even see the stadium of the local Malaga soccer team while on the other you see Plaza de Toros. Bring a camera, highly recommended.

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Beautiful place...I was really enjoy taking picture of Malaga City from above. I went there in the morning around 9 am. It was too quite, so I didn't reach the highest area because I was alone and was a little bit worry to climb it :D

Thank vey98
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Beautiful architecture and an absolute pleasure to experience. Fantastic views of the town and surrounds from above. Well done to those preserving these treasures.

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