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“Wonderful view.”

Castillo de Gibralfaro
Ranked #25 of 239 things to do in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

To get to the top, take the 'open top' bus from any of the 'red' bus stops in the city or from the railway station, when you arrive at the Castillo de Gibralfaro take in the wonderful views of Malaga harbour and the city of Malaga. then take a long stroll down to the bottom of the Castillo walls where, you can rejoin the 'open top' bus and continue your tour. Well worth the effort and if you arrived on a cruise ship you will be able to see her at her birth.

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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Quite a climb up to the Castillo, but worth the effort. The views from the battlement walls are outstanding. The cool interior of the small museum was a relief after the walk around outside, and the exhibits are well displayed. The café/bar provided a welcoming snack and drink.

Thank oledogdave
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Liked the view out to Spain, the museum inside and the restaurant was lovely. Have a lemon sorbet cava, soooo good!! We got on the tour hop on hope off bus. Brill!

Thank Rachel C
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Put on your walking shoes, get a bottle of water and your camera and make the hike up the hill to the 14th century castle- fortress. There is a bus route on the back side of the hill (with no view) but the walk up the twisting path and stairs is half the experience thanks to the gardens, sub tropical vegetation and spectacular views of the city, harbour and sea. The excellent condition, wide path starts at the Alcazaba's south side as a road then becomes a pedestrian only route to the top. It was crazy hot the day we hiked up, so stopping in shady spots for a break, drink of water and checking out the growing view was part of the trip.
At the top, buy your ticket from the automated machine or ticket booth and keep it someplace safe as it is good for the Alcazaba Palace back at the bottom of the hill. I believe it was about 5-6 euros per person for both attractions.
The castle is just that- formidable walls, turrets, Moorish wells, inner courtyard with walkways and simple local grasses and flowers like poppies. Walk along the castle's ramparts and enjoy the 360 degree views of the city, surrounding hills and Mediterranean sea. Again I have to say, Incredible views !! There is a small but interesting museum inside with a scale model of the Castillo, Alcazaba and once walled city. Also collection of military uniforms, weapons and artifacts.
We then decided to sit at the outdoor, shaded patio to enjoy a pitcher of Sangria before the trek down to the Alcazaba. We spent roughly a half day, Including the hike and the 2 sites.
There were families with children but maybe not the best site for someone with mobility issues, unless they take a bus up.

Thank Davidoftoronto
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

The views were fantastic, but the walk up was pretty steep. It was a long walk just to walk around a walled compound. Not much historical information available outside, either. I'd spend more time at Alcazaba

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