|Gibralfaro is the old fort constructed by Yusuf I in the 14th century during the arab occupation. You can easily get to the Gibralfaro by taking bus 35 from the Alameda in Malaga.|
How to get to Gibralfaro
You can easily take the bus Nº 35 from the bust stop located opposite the Town Hall along the Alameda. It is a 5 minute walk from the Tourist Office and close to the port. Pay attention however to the departure times, as the bus only leaves every 40-60 minutes. You can walk down from the Gibralfaro later to the Alcazaba which will take you about 15 minutes down a rather steep hill, so put on your walking shoes and it is easier than walking up.
But times to Gibralfaro
The bus Nº 35 from the Alameda bus stop up to Gibralfaro departs:
Paseo Parque to Gibralfaro bus departs:
Workdays: 9.40h , 10.20h, 11h, 11.45h, 12.35h, 13.25, 14.10h, 16.50h, 17.35h, 18.15h, 19h
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: 11h, 11.45h, 12.35h, 14.10, 16.10h, 16.50h, 17.35h, 18.15h, 19h
Gibralfaro to Paseo Parque bus departs:
Workdays: 10h , 10.40h, 11.20h, 12.10h, 13h,13.50h, 14.35h, 17.10h, 17,55h, 18,35h, 19.20h
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: 11.20h, 12.10h, 13h,13.50h, 14.35h, 16.30h, 17.10h, 17,55h, 18,35h, 19.20h
Price for the bus: 1.30€ each way
Opening times Gibralfaro
In summer from 09h - 20h
In winter from 09h - 18h
Adults: 2.20€ you can also buy a Combi ticket for the Alcazaba & Gibralfaro 3.55€
Children 6 years and up & Senior citizen: 0.60€ you can also buy a Combi ticket xx€
Children under 6 years: free entrance
Make sure you hold onto your ticket to show at the Alcazaba entrance later on
Once you leave the bus, you will not see the entrance to the Gibralfaro, it is not very well indicated. You will see a Kiosk and opposite you will see an information board. Walk right around the building up the hill and you will see the entrance. You will have to purchase your tickets at the vending machine and not at the person sitting in the ticket booth. Put in the money first and then select which ticket you want to buy.
Once you enter the Gibralfaro, the cafeteria and toilets will be on your left, but we suggest that you walk down the right past the canon and start walking along the wall from here until you get to the Cafeteria. You can also enter the Centro de interpretacion, but all information is in Spanish, so make sure you pick up a leavelet at the ticket booth.
How to walk down to the Alcazaba
The Gibralfaro and Alcazaba are not internally connected, which the lady at the ticket booth will explain to you and show you on a map with a big red cross. However you can walk from the information board down the hill. It is a pretty steep walk, so not recommended for people with knee problems. It only takes about 15 minutes however and the views are even more amazing than from the Gibralfaro itself. You will come down behind the town hall, turn right and walk down the ramp until you get to the Alcazaba and the old town.