Hiking in Malaga – Castillo de Gibralfaro
When I say hiking in Malaga, I don’t mean a long and heavy hike up a mountain, but a cozy family hike up to the Castillo de Gibralfaro. Yes, there are some steep areas on the way, but it’s not too far up to the castle so pushing the stroller wasn’t a problem (apart from breaking a little sweat!) and the 6-year-old could easily follow along.
This is the perfect little outing when you want some history and a great view mixed with your sunny holiday in Malaga, but you don’t want to spend the whole day on it.
Beautiful city view
It was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for getting a nice view of Malaga city and port. My 6-year old loved it too, especially when spotting the bullfighting ring. But be careful, especially with children, some parts are quite steep with a low fence or no fence at all.
And when you arrive at the top you can admire the city view from there too of course, but you can also explore the old ruins, visit a museum and enjoy a cold beverage or an ice cream at the outdoor café.
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Hiking in Malaga is one of many activities you can do here, and visiting Castillo de Gibralfaro is a must if you like a dash of history and a nice city view. The magnificent castle sits on a high hill overlooking Malaga city and port, and dates back to the 10th century. The castle was built on a former Phoenician enclosure and lighthouse, from where it got it’s name, gebel-faro (Arabic and Greek, meaning rock of the lighthouse).
This was a great little, family-friendly hike that only took a couple of hours, including staying a while at the top. Also, the castle lies in the middle of the city center so it’s easy to locate. In addition to this, walking in the streets of Malaga is a must. There’s so much to see, and who doesn’t like people-watching?
Since this is mainly a fashion blog, we can’t skip the outfit part! This was in May and temperature varied a little, so layering was a must.
Jacket: wearing my beloved Balenciaga Like A Man jacket, which is great for layering since it’s oversized. It’s currently sold out, but you can find similar versions here and here.
Pants: wide pants from Topshop (so comfy!), old but similar here.
T-shirt: linen t-shirt from Acne Studios, old but similar in lilac here.
Sweater: cashmere knit from & Other Stories, old but similar in grey here.
Sunglasses: round tortoise sunglasses from Celine, similar in brown here.
Shoes: Converse All Star, low version in white.
Bag: Balenciaga Small City, black with silver hardware.
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