The Gibralfaro Castle. An Islamic Heritage in Malaga
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The Gibralfaro Castle in Malaga

A 14th century Islamic fortress

The Gibralfaro Castle must have already existed previous to the Roman dominance, but the Arabs gave it a structure of strength. The mount received the name of “Jabal-Faruk” (lighthouse mountain), from where it is said its current name comes. In the first half of the 14th century, Yusuf Y built the castle and other outside buildings.

As a lookout post, we can consider it related to the origins of Málaga as a human settling.

The Catholic Kings choose the Castillo de Gibralfaro for the coat of arms they gave the city in 1494.


Winter (from November to March):
9 am to 6 pm.

Summer (from April to October):
9 am to 8 pm.


Standard admission: €3.50

Combined visit Alcazaba – Gibralfaro Castle: €5.50

Sundays: Free from 14:00 h.