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Castillo de Gibralfaro

The Castillo de Gibralfaro sits high above the seaside port of Malaga and can easily be seen by any traveller meandering about the city. It shares its history (and in fact, its very rudiments) with an adjoining archaeological treasure, the Malaga Alcazaba, also known for its stunning views and panoramic vistas.

Built in the early 10th century by Abd-al-Rahman III, this Malagan icon is situated on a hill which begins part of the Montes de Malaga mountain range. Another Muslim king, Yusef the First (also known as the Sultan of Granada) enlarged the castle at the beginning of the 14th century and added the double wall down to the Alcazaba that you see today.

The castle is famous for its prominence in the landscape, but also for its history. Catholic monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella once levied a 3-month siege on the Castillo de Gibralfaro. This notable battle was the first time gunpowder was used on both fighting sides in all of recorded Western history. For these reasons, and due to national admiration and pride, the Castillo de Gibralfaro is well known throughout Andalucia as a symbol in both the Malaga city and province’s seal and flag.

Practical Info

Remember that the Castillo de Gibralfaro sits atop a hill. The whole route takes approximately 20 minutes to walk down, so a shuttle bus runs wary passengers to the top. Look for it outside the front gate of the enveloping Alcazaba. Admittance is 2 Euro. As with most museums in Spain, it is closed on Mondays.

Tours & Tickets

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Málaga Pass, Malaga, null
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Málaga Pass

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Admission included to the city’s main museums and attractions, Skip-the-line access. Discounts at the best hotels, boutiques, guided tours and many other ...  Read more

Location: Málaga, Spain
Duration: Flexible

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Historical Malaga Segway-Ninebot Tour, Malaga, Sightseeing & City Passes
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Historical Malaga Segway-Ninebot Tour

This 1-hour tour is ideal for families and visitors who want to discover the tucked away places and monuments of Malaga in an easy and fun way, accompanied by ...  Read more

Location: Málaga, Spain
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

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Malaga Electric Bike City Tour, Malaga, Segway Tours
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Malaga Electric Bike City Tour

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On this tour you will discover the most important monuments of the historic center and the joy of the city while accompanied by our friendly guides. Also, the ...  Read more

Location: Málaga, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Private Malaga City Sightseeing Tour with Tapas, Malaga, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Private Malaga City Sightseeing Tour with Tapas

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See the best of Malaga on this private city sightseeing tour. This half-walking, half-bus private tour is a delicious combination of Malaga sightseeing and ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.42
Malaga Segway Tour, Malaga, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Malaga Segway Tour

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See the sights of Malaga on a 1- or 2-hour Segway tour – the choice is yours! On a self-balancing electric Segway, follow a guide through Malaga’s historic ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 1 to 2 hours, depending on tour grade selected

From USD $34.22
Highlights and Treasures of Malaga City Bike Tour, Malaga, Segway Tours
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Highlights and Treasures of Malaga City Bike Tour

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Tour the historic city of Malaga by bike and discover all its attractions including the ancient Roman Theater and Gibralfaro Castle. Visit Picasso’s ...  Read more

Location: Málaga, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.10
Málaga Half-Day City Tour With Tapas, Malaga, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Málaga Half-Day City Tour With Tapas

Málaga is wonderful in every way. With over 3000 years of history, Málaga is one of the world's most famous cultural destinations. Home to artists ...  Read more

Location: Málaga, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Málaga Picasso Museum Guided Tour For Small Groups, Malaga, City Tours
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Málaga Picasso Museum Guided Tour For Small Groups

Málaga has more museums than any other city in Andalucia, and one of the most notable ones is definitely the Picasso Museum. Learn about this artist's ...  Read more

Location: Málaga, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $136.90
Private Full-Day Málaga City Tour from Marbella, Malaga, Cultural Tours
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Private Full-Day Málaga City Tour from Marbella

Discover Málaga with our local guides, you can customize this tour with a special touch. All our tours are designed by professionals. We always look for ...  Read more

Location: Marbella, Spain
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.12

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