"Castillo de Gibralfaro" Gibralfaro - Castillo de Gibalfaro Tip by call_me_rhia
Gibralfaro - Castillo de Gibalfaro, Málaga: 29 reviews and 68 photos
The Castillo de Gibralfaro is the second Moorish castle of Malaga. Although it is perched on top of the hill and offers magnificent views on a clear day, it is less interesting to visit than the Castillo de Alcazaba further down the hill.
This castle/fortress was built in the early 14th century by Yusef I of Granada where a Phoenician site and lighthouse once stood. The name Gibralfaro, in fact, comes from the contraction of two words: gebal (mountain) and faro (lighthouse). Inside, unfortunately, there is very little to see, except some interesting and solid ramparts, and large wooden gardens.
As Gibralfaro is quite a hike up, out of town - if you don't want to walk you can take bus 35 which will drop you right off the entrance.
Address: Cerro de Gibralfaro
Directions: Next to the Parador of Gibralfaro
Phone: + 34 952 22 72 30
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