Centro de Interpretación de Gibralfaro
Formerly known as the Museo Militar this modest military museum is located within the Gibralfaro Castle.
You will find it near the entrance, housed in a building which has seen many varied uses over the centuries.
This building was once the castle’s gunpowder store; before that, it was the church of San Luis, which was destroyed by French troops in the war of Independence, rebuilt and then abandoned until 1925 because of the exclusive military use of the castle – it was occupied continuously by soldiers for nearly 500 years. The church, in turn, was built on the site of the castle mosque.
The small one-room museum depicts the castle’s history over the centuries since the Reconquest, and contains a relief model of the castle and the hill on which it sits, as well as various military paraphernalia explaining about daily life of soldiers in the castle. You can see a collection of stamps featuring military uniforms; examples of uniforms, with corresponding weapons, from the 16th to 20th centuries; 360 miniatures of the “Regimiento Fijo de Malaga” in 1805 military dress; sets of playing cards, popular with soldiers, and manufactured in Seville in the 16th and 17th centuries; and a collection of scientific and cartography instruments dating from the 18th century.
There is a small café inside the castle, as well as a refreshment kiosk in the car park at the top.
In terms of an information guide, you can ask for a leaflet guide at the entrance kiosk.
A double wall leads down the Coracha ridge to the historic buildings of the Alcazaba. However, unfortunately there is no direct walking route between the Alcazaba and the Gibralfaro.
Gibralfaro Castle + Interpretation Centre 2,20 Euros
Combined ticket (Gibralfaro + Alcazaba) 3,55 Euros
Winter (Nov - Mar): 9.00 - 18.00
Summer (Apr - Oct): 9.00 - 21.00
Castillo de Gibralfaro
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