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Castillo de Gibralfaro Tours

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.

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Malaga Shore Excursion: Private Malaga Highlights and Mijas White Washed Village, Malaga, null
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Malaga Shore Excursion: Private Malaga Highlights and Mijas White Washed Village

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

See Malaga and Mijas on this private half day shore excursion. Soak on the main landmarks of the Moorish side of the coastal city like the Gibralfaro castle ...  Read more

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

From USD $67.98
Malaga Electric Bike City Tour, Malaga, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Malaga Electric Bike City Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Discover Malaga’s historic and natural highlights on this 2-hour Malaga electric bike city tour. See the city center’s historic monuments, including the ...  Read more

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

From USD $23.44
Historical Malaga Segway-Ninebot Tour, Malaga, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Historical Malaga Segway-Ninebot Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Certainly the best way to see Malaga in a fun and original way. Perfect for segway beginners, our ninebots are very easy to control and for everyone from ...  Read more

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

From USD $29.30
Malaga Segway Tour, Malaga, Segway Tours
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Malaga Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 94 Reviews

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: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.16
Málaga Private Half-Day City Tour With Tapas, Malaga, Segway Tours
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Málaga Private Half-Day City Tour With Tapas

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

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.)

From USD $46.88
Málaga Picasso Museum Private Guided Tour, Malaga, City Tours
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Málaga Picasso Museum Private Guided Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

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 $70.32
Private Full-Day Málaga City Tour from Marbella, Malaga, Cultural Tours
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Private Full-Day Málaga City Tour from Marbella

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

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 $111.34
Highlights and Treasures of Malaga City Bike Tour, Malaga, Day Trips
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Highlights and Treasures of Malaga City Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Explore the cultural heritage of this vibrant city with a passionate local guide. On this tour you will learn interesting facts about more than 3000 years of ...  Read more

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

From USD $28.13

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