Castillo Gibralfaro in Malaga

Castillo Gibralfaro is a castle originally built in the 10th century by Abd-al-Rahman 111 when the whole area was ruled by the Moor's. It was expanded in the 14th century by Yusuf 1 sultan of Granada. Yusuf is renowned for the constructing the gate of justice at the entrance of the Alhambra Palace in Granada. There is not a lot to see in the castle but the view's are fantastic looking down over the port and the city. There are a few ways of getting there but in my 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 where the photographs below were taken. This way gives you the best views of the city and the port.  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 see below.

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Images of Castillo Gibralfaro and view,s from the path to the Castillo click the image to enlarge.

Getting there

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 2018)
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.

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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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