Castillo Gibralfaro in Malaga

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Castillo Gibralfaro is a castle originally built  by Abd-al-Rahman 111 when the whole Andalusian peninsula  was ruled by the Moor's. It was expanded in the 14th century by Yusuf 1 sultan of Granada. Yusuf is renowned for constructing the gate of justice at the entrance of the Alhambra Palace in Granada. The view's are fantastic looking down over the port and the city. There are a few ways of getting there but in our opinion the best way is the entrance on Calle Guillen Sotelo which runs along side the Jardines de Pedro Luis Alonso( click the red icon below). There is a set of cobbled steps on the opposite side of the road to the garden's. This path zig zags along side the castle walls all the way to the top.Three quarters of the way up there is an observation point, this is The best point for photographs of the port and city. The views are truly stunning.  Alternatively you can catch the number 35 bus from Paseo del Parque which goes up to the castle gate's. For more information on the Castillo Gibralfaro in Malaga and an interactive google map for directions from your current position see below.


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Getting to Malaga

By Car Try to avoid the centre of Malaga entering on the south side by exiting off the AP7 on to MA21 then MA22. That will put you on the coast road and less traffic. See below for parking in Malaga.


By Bus The nearest bus stop is Alameda Principal otherwise Malaga bus station. Click here to travel by bus.


By Train The nearest train station is Malaga Central. Click here to travel by train.


More information


The nearest car park is at Muelle Uno for directions and more parking options in Malaga click here.

Prices and opening hours

Entry 2.20 euro or

3.55 euro to include the Alcazaba. 

Free Sundays after 2:00pm (correct Nov 2019)
Summer: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Winter: 09:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Camino Gibralfaro 29016, Malaga

The Castillo Gibralfaro website states that the castle is wheelchair friendly but accessibility is limited inside the castle. 


+34 952 227 230

Click here to Call +34-952-227230






Dogs are not permitted in the castle.

Click & go

If you are using a hand held device Click on the red icon on the map below, then click calculate Route to destination for directions from your current position.

Camino Gibralfaro

Calle Guillen Sotelo

If you have visited Castillo Gibralfaro in Malaga then please leave your comments below.


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  • Shirley (Wednesday, July 25 18 07:07 am BST)

    Great place to visit but it's best to buy tickets for the Alcazaba as well and do both at the same time.

  • Donald.T (Tuesday, July 24 18 07:26 am BST)

    Walked up through the Alcazaba to the castle. Great walk through a bit of Spanish history. Walked down the path outside to an observation point with fantastic views. Would recommend

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