Gibralfaro, the castle that crowns Malaga

Gibralfaro, the castle that crowns Malaga

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If your holidays this year are in Malaga, you should be aware that you are going to get to know thoroughly one of the cities with most history in Spain. Although it is known mainly for its pescaito frito (fried fish), the beaches and active nightlife, it is also true that in Malaga there are architectural jewels that should not be missed if your objective is to leave having visited all that Malaga has to offer.

Of all the historical treasures to be found in this Andalusian city perhaps the most important is Gibralfaro Castle (or the Alcazar de Gibralfaro), an ancient Phoenician building which gave its name to the hill Gibralfaro. A unique place with many centuries of history which passed through Arab and Christian hands and is today one of the places most visited of the city (both locals and visitors).

Perfectly connected with the Hotel Petit Palace Plaza Malaga, to get to the Gibralfaro Castle is an experience, which you need to live with a good camera on your shoulder, ready to capture the best panoramic shots of Malaga. By car or bus the excursion is almost obligatory and from this high position you can see not only the beautiful Malaga Cathedral or the Malaga Marina but also the outstanding general view of the city which will stay with you for life.

The passing of time has treated Gibralfaro Castle well and this is something to highlight because it is separated from the sea by more than 130 metres height and the castle acted as a lighthouse in the seventh century B.C., converting subsequently into a fort, castle and barracks from the fifth to the twentieth century.

They say that the experience is very agreeable and those who regularly visit have no hesitation in spending time walking around the Castle. They are the same people who assure us that only there can you see the capital’s best sunsets. Without a doubt the perfect place to finish a day of pleasant summer walks around one of the most beautiful cities in Andalusia.

So after enjoying the sunset in the highest area of the city do you still want more? Why not choose the Plaza de la Constitucion in Malaga which is a zone full of narrow streets with many different types of restaurants, which offer the visitor the best quality with local products.

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