Castillo de Gibralfaro: ¡Qué vista de Málaga!
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Beside our excursions to other andalusian cities it was time to visit a special sight of Malaga: The Castillo de Gibralfaro. The ruins of a castle from the 14th century is placed at the bottom of a mountain belonging to the city of Malaga. The building was drawn up by Yusuf I. of Granada and built up on the previous Phoenician part of the city near a lighthouse – and that´s where the castle got its name from: Gebel-Faro is arabic for “Rock of the lighthouse”. From the top of the castle you have the best view of the city with its bullfight arena, the harbour and the tipical white houses of Andalusia.
As we visited the castle in the evening we could see the beautiful sunset from above. We walked through the castle, took some photos and finally made a picknick at the lower platform. We really enjoyed the view of the wonderful city we already live in for two month now! At the bottom of the mountain there is the Alcazaba of the Gibralfaro situated. Sounds like our next exciting trip!