Andalucia Diary – Seasonal Travel Notes

Malaga’s castle – the Gibralfaro

In the afternoon we headed up to Malaga’s castle; the ‘Gibralfaro’. There’s not much of the castle left, just the perimeter walls, but the location affords fantastic views across the city in all directions. You can see the La Malagueta bullring, the town hall, cathedral and the new look port.


The name comes from the Arabic for lighthouse on the rock. Supposedly the castle was built in the 10th century by the Arab Caliph of Cordoba on an original lighthouse structure.

It’s only a few euro to get in and it’s well worth it to walk the ramparts for the fresh perspective of the city.

Malaga castle gibralfaro andrew forbes ramparts

Malaga castle gibralfaro andrew forbes contemporary detail

There is a Parador Hotel next door, if you feel like a meal or a drink and tapa.

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