Perched on top of Gibralfaro Hill is Gibralfaro Castle which towers above the famous Alcazaba and was built by the Cordoban emir, Abd al-Rahman I and reconstructed in the 14th century. The building was used as an Arab Fortress protecting the Alcazaba below. When Malaga was reconquered by the Catholic Monarchs, the fortress became military barracks.

There are fantastic views of Malaga from the top of the hill, and you have a bird’s eye view of the famous bullring, Plaza de Toros known as La Malagueta. Today, Gibralfaro Castle is home to an interpretation centre which hosts exhibitions about the history of the castle and the life of the former inhabitants.

You can take the number 35 bus to the castle or alternatively, the more adventurous can go on foot.

Malaga Travel Guide | Monuments in Malaga

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