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Camino Gibralfaro s/n | : Camino de Gibralfaro, 11, 29016 Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit and to see Malaga from upper level. This is also a Good excersise because you need to climb higher than to the lower castle. In the half way you can take a great pictures from the seaside with arena. The castle...More

Thank Lateczka
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Castle is built at a significant height, it takes some time to walk up to the fort but it is worth as you get a good view of Malaga from there.

1  Thank subodhtomer
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Superb views of thr city. Worth paying thr small fee to go right to thr very top as u get the best view of both sides of the city.

Thank Lipstick5
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Getting to the actual castle can be a bit of a challenge since some hiking is required. It takes about 20 minutes to get to the castle’s entrance and the way to get there is quite steep at moments. You may want to travel with...More

Thank Remy S
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This Castle is superb. Fantastic views, the history is so interesting.The castle is famous for its three-month siege by the Catholic monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, which ended only when hunger forced the Malagueños to surrender. Afterwards Ferdinand occupied the site, while his queen took up...More

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The trip up to the top took about 20-30 minutes. It can be a little steep at parts but it is all on a stable path. The Castle is much bigger than it looks from below. Walking around the Castle walls provides a panaromic view...More

Thank Andre H
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Hiking to the summit is a bit of an exercise, but well rewarded with awesome views of the city and the nearby bullring. The castle itself is more of a ruin, but some parts are still well preserved. Marvelous retreats with greenery, fountains and plants...More

Thank Tomas Z
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We arrived around 2pm and parked at the top for €1. If you’re short on time I wouldn’t walk/hike it if you have a car. Because we were arriving later in the day we got a spot in the front row! We bought the combination...More

1  Thank PhotoJane
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

The second time we have been in the last few years. Go early to avoid the hottest part of the day. The 35 bus takes you up to the castle for 1.30 euro. This way you can enjoy walking the walls without being exhausted. The...More

Thank CLA08
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

This was a muslin castle, when arabs lived here in this area of Spain. Have to walk like half hour uphill😟. Not a big decorated castle like others from Spain! But give an idea how they lived.

1  Thank Hector D
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5 August 2018|
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Response from bakungo | Reviewed this property |
Hi , I rented a car but I am sure that you either have public transportation or a taxi can take you there. Once you come down to the alcazaba every thing is at walking distance . Wish I was there to show you myself I... More
Zoltan N
11 March 2018|
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Response from Berkshiresammi | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a car park at the top which we found after we had walked all the way up !
29 December 2017|
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Response from Amy R | Reviewed this property |
The other answers here are correct. I would add that the path is very slick, at least in summer, as it is smooth and has a fine layer of dust on it. Coming back down requires care.