Castillo de Gibralfaro, Malaga

The city of Málaga's official flag depicts this castle, known as Castillo de Gibralfaro. Built in the tenth century by the Caliph of Córdoba, and expanded by the Sultan of Granada, the fortress also once housed King Ferdinand. AS you approach, you'll see ramparts rising from the surrounding woods. This distinguishing feature, along with a few interior buildings and a large courtyard, are well preserved. Take a stroll along the ramparts on the outer wall and you'll catch a view of the interior of the bullfighting ring next door. Take a look at our Malaga trip planner to schedule your visit to Castillo de Gibralfaro and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • worth the climb on foot by glimpses of views over the entire city a visit at the Roman theatre for fans
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  • Long walk up, which on a hot summer day can be a challenge for some people could be. Anyway, if you take the time, occasionally on a bench rest and enjoy the view of the surroundings and it is fine to do. But you can also round trip by bus, which stops virtually for the entrance. On Sunday after 2 pm free admission.
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  • The best place on our trip. Battlements and buildings are restored. Wonderful views from the castle. Also, excellent small museum showing weapons and uniforms from the era in which the castle was used. A must see, well worth it. Once again modest charge.
  • This was definitely the highlight of my trip to Malaga. It is a stunning and large structure providing views of the whole of the city and beyond! Also, very reasonable standard adult entry fee at the time of posting: €3.50.
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