The Gibralfaro Castle

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WONDERS OF MALAGA: THE GIBRALFARO CASTLE

The name Gibralfaro means lighthouse mountain. The current situation of the wall was set in 1350 when the Arab culture decided to strengthen the hill in order to protect it from the new war invention; the artillery.

From this point you dominate the whole city. The castle is at the highest point, which makes it a strategic military point of great importance. To visit the castle it´s recommended to first go to the interpretive center to gather information prior to the visit. Inside the Gibralfaro Castle you can also enjoy a magnificent model of the city.  If you do not have a rental car do not hesitate to visit us, we have the best rent a car service car hire malaga airport.

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You can see how the city has grown around the castle. The main focus is the cathedral and the wall, of which today almost nothing is left. At the top is the Arab citadel from 1150 and above is location of the castle of the citadel.
At the foot of the citadel are the gardens and further down the roman buildings of the city of Malaga. In the model of the city you can also observe the famous bullring Malagueta , with 125 years of history and with a capacity of 12,000 people. The best option for getting around Malaga is to rent a car with Fetajorentacar, rent a car malaga airport services.

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From the terrace of the castle you can see the port of Malaga, more than 2,700 years old. It was renovated a few years ago. One of the areas is the “El Palmeral of Surprises “with the construction of  a  leisure and recreation area with the same name. It also includes a maritime station for passengers in transit, the seat of Aula del Mar and restaurant area. The restoration work was completed in 2011 thanks to the intervention of the company Typsa with a multidisciplinary team and the collaboration of the executive director D. Francisco Naranjo Rosa. The best way to discover Malaga is with the Car hire mijas Fetajorentacar.

The castle wall is open for walks which optimizes the flow of people. Every you can se small cabins where the soldiers used to remain in surveillance and alert.

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If you have time and want to taste one of the specialties of Malaga it´s recommended to use the rental car Malaga to enjoy a meal on the trip. For many years sardines have been grilled on the beach. They used to be grilled directly on the sand but nowadays small boats redone into grills are used.

Malaga has a fish market, where you can enjoy fresh sardines fished along the warm coast of Malaga. The sardines are cleaned in the ocean water and then salted and left for a time. Once the sardines are cured they are put on a stick to be grilled on the beach.

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The “espetada” involves inserting the stick through the back of the sardines making sure that all are positioned the same way, with the stick above or below the spine. When the sardines are grilled over the fire it’s important that that the spine of the sardine always remains below the stick. If not, when you turn the fishes around they will fall apart into the fire. If all sardines are positioned correctly it is the stick that will hold the sardine not to fall on the grill.

Traditionally, the sardine sticks were placed in a small mound of sand and the fire was prepared beside it. By becoming an activity where a professional espetero cooks for a restaurant they started to use boats filled with sand as a way to avoid an uncomfortable sitting position for hours. Today there are many restaurants and municipalities that have these boats, sometimes made by metal, along the promenade. Another advantage with these kinds of boat grills is that they can easily be oriented away from the wind.

For more information about Malaga, visit our blog of Tourism in Malaga. To make your online booking of a rent a car in Malaga visit our web www.fetajorentacar.com

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