Gibralfaro Castle, Málaga

Castle Gibralfaro is perched atop a high hill over looking Malaga. The name comes from the Moorish Jebel meaning hill and Faro meaning lighthouse.

Again it’s free to visit on a Sunday so we hopped on the bus up the winding hill for some freebie sightseeing.

10310657_10152045779007353_1757775081419658907_n

While not as interesting as the Alcazaba there are stunning views to be had from the ramparts including the city bullring in miniature.

This building dates back to the beginning of the 14th century when it was built by Yusef 1 of Granada.

1511369_10152045779022353_5512289976251936257_n

Just missed capturing the tiny bullfighter waving his red rag around. Looks quite cute from this far away, unlike the brutal reality of the so called “sport”

10304880_10152045778982353_2871711028134272097_n

Bit of history for you – Gibralfaro castle was the site of the famous siege of Malaga in 1487 when the Christian forces of Ferdinand and Isabella laid siege to Malaga on the final push of the reconquista that would eventually lead to the fall of Granada and the overthrow of Islamic Spain.

12112_10152045779182353_5321904091995956367_n

Next up, we visit the playground of the rich and famous (and TOWIE apparently) Marbella!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s