"The Fortress and castle on top ranks high" Málaga by BruceDunning

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Gibralfaro Fortress

This expansive and huge fort was constructed to protect the royalty form attacks if the main palace, Alcazaba did not do so.

Bull Ring for spectators

Views of the region and city is outstanding from the hill that has Gibralfaro Fortress. This is one of those for what was the bull ring dating back from 1874.

Directions to the sites

There are a number of sites close by the middle sector of the city, which is Plaza del Obispo, and the CAthderal.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Wonderful scenery from the top and at ground level
  • Cons:A steep walk to the top of the hill to Gilbarfaro
  • In a nutshell:A nice town with some historic sites to view
  • Last visit to Málaga: Oct 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    I hope to re visit Malaga next year.


    • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
      Oct 22, 2013 at 9:28 AM

      Thanks for viewing my Malaga tips. It was nice to get to the top of the old castle and view the panorama. I was here 40 years ago to see bull fight

  • slothtraveller's Profile Photo
    Feb 29, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Thanks for the Malaga tips, Bruce. The Double Decker tour does sound rather expensive in what seems to be an easily navigable city. I'll definitely take the local bus to the fortress.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Bruce, fabulous page with great tips. Although I was once in this region, I never really made it to Malaga. Oh well, not bringing back the change in a restaurant is definitely not good style.

  • 807Wheaton's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    We enjoyed a day in Malaga several years ago; I tracked down a genealogy cousin living there. Thot the place was really nice, especially the Picasso Museum/House.

  • Basaic's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Great Page! I will come back when I have more time.


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