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Castillo de Gibralfaro

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“worth the climb”(86 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great views, after a hard climb. Nothing really to see inside, no explanation of the life inside. Pretty poor in terms of visit. Again, great great views .. that is just it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 798yvesm
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoy history, and the Castillo is full of it. The small museum on-site has a lot of interesting artifacts and facts. The views in every direction are spectacular. Getting there on foot is a good workout! Lots of nice spots to stop to catch...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LaurenSH_11
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the highlights of Malaga. There are lots of places to stop on the way up to rest, catch your breath and take in the stunning views. You can take the bus up if walking is problem.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank h_erialc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a spectacular fortress with wonderful views in all directions. Anyone with a heath issue should go by taxi as the incline is steep and winding for at least 20-30 minutes and 20% in places.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HenryDiddle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn’t have time to do the Alcazar and the Castle, which can be purchased on a joint ticket, so opted for the Castle only. Entrance fee is low, seniors price is just 1.50 euros each. There isn’t a lot to see in the grounds other...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mike B
Reviewed 1 week ago

nice place, have a beautiful views from above. Worth visiting, small lines so you don't have to wait lont time. Also there is a bar inside, so you could have some coffe

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bilanbilan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle itself is not much special. There is a snack bar in the middle that offers refreshments after the steep climb. All around the castle offers great views over the city and the surroundings.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 25JBM1965
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went up with the car. there was plenty of spacw to park. We paid 5.5 euro for the castle and the fortress. There is no much to see inside the castle, there is a little museum but the views ans sorroundings are impressive. Wonderful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 872andreeab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With two millennia of history reverberating through the narrow streets of the old town, a plethora of fine bars and restaurants and a good beach, Malaga is where Andalusia meets the Med in a charming and energetic way and it is one of Europe's most...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you walk and enjoy the climb or take the bus it is well worth visiting. The panoramic views are amazing. Walk round the castle walls. Great views over the harbour, beach and the bull ring. There is an outdoor café and drinks area.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank David S
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7 November 2018|
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Response from ETame | Reviewed this property |
It will be open. I will be also in January and for sure will visit!
7 November 2018|
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Response from skyisblu | Reviewed this property |
I second the info above: the site is open all-year round, with the exception of Jan. 1, Feb. 28 and Dec. 25. Enjoy your visit, and don't forget to give the on-site cafe a try - it's the best!
6 September 2018|
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Response from Clare S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can still walk up to it from the centre and the views are lovely. You definitely need to walk up to it to enjoy.