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“Worth the Walk for the View”
Review of Castillo de Lizar

Castillo de Lizar
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Frigiliana and Nerja Tour from Costa del Sol
Ranked #5 of 16 things to do in Frigiliana
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Reviewed 12 October 2014

The walk up to the summit is pretty, but when you make it to the very top, the views are breathtaking. It's very cool to see Frigiliana from atop, with Nejra and the Mediterranean in the background. Having spent 4 days in Frigiliana, this was one of the highlights. Roaming around a little more, you can discover a reservoir and some ruins. And yes....there really is a sign stating: "Beware of the Donkeys."

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Reviewed 27 September 2014

From the Castle, on a clear day, the Algerian coast on the Southern side of the Mediterranean sea is visible. The views from 400m above and of Frigiliana are delicious as are those Northwards towards the baranca's (valleys) and the National Park.
Close your eyes and you can imagine the Moors defending the Castle against the Christians in the 14th century or the Republican snipers engaging Franco's Nationalist troops.
Beware, the two donkeys that patrol their domain on the olive grove summit can bite.
I would recommend taking a circular route taking the track up the steps from the back of the town and descending from the lookout point via the narrow road by the reservoir.

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Reviewed 15 September 2013

a good climb and not a lot to see of the castle itself as there is precious little left and you cannot get to the sumit as such. Worth the walk if only for some of the stunning views

1  Thank Magoireachtaigh
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

Having wandered through the steep lanes of the beautiful village of Frigiliana, a climb to the top of the ruined castle site is equally steep and very much longer but the end result – a panoramic view – is well worth the exercise. There is very little to see in the way of castle walls but you do get a sense of what a imposing fortress this must have been and what an epic battle must have taken place here. Having reached the top you just want drink in the scenery. One small problem though, there are notices warning you about the donkeys; advice not to be ignored as I found out when two donkeys appeared from nowhere – one making it very clear where he would have liked to sink his teeth!!

2  Thank MedEngland
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

A lovely walk up from the village with spectacular views.
Nothing left of the original castillo, only a couple of look out points.

Thank joanandmatt
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