Castillo de San Miguel, also known as San Miguel Castle (St. Michael’s Castle) is perched high upon the hill above the Old Town of Almuñécar. It is surrounded by the whitewashed houses in the barrio of San Miguel. This occupies the land once used by Phoenicians and Romans. It was also used in the Nasrid period for the dungeon. While not a huge castle, it is in very good condition. Inside there is a small museum with a scale model of what the area once was.
The castle structures are of the Muslim period, as became the retreat of the Moorish dynasty XIII. At the end of the reign of the Catholic King Ferdinand, 16th century, more was added (the moat, the drawbridge and the front entrance with its four round towers). During the war of independence against the French, it suffered the bombing of the British troops. The ruins later became used as a Christian cemetery, until mid S.XX.
Do take the time to explore the castle and enjoy the amazing 360 views from the top. You will also enjoy the small museum area under ground, within the San Miguel Castle grounds.
Additional museum with your entry ticket
Archaeological Museum Cueva de Siete Palacios is also included with your entry ticket. This is located in the barrio of San Miguel and about a 4 minute walk from the Castillo de San Miguel. This is a very economical outing and the entire family will love it. Be sure to meander the streets of San Miguel Barrio when you are done and weave your way through the alleys down to the bottom.
How to get to Castillo de San Miguel
To access the castle you may walk up from most of the side streets within old town. The main access would be along the entrance near San Cristobal Beach. You may walk up the road, just along the backside of Majuelo Botanical Park.
Castillo de San Miguel Tickets and Contact Information
Almunecar Town hall site for San Miguel Castel (Castillo San Miguel) Tel.:+34 650 027 584
Prices: General: €2,35 Children: €1,60 Retired persons: €1,60 Groups: €1,30
Castillo de San Miguel Opening Hours
Hours vary during each season. Please contact the Castle directly for current hours.
Winter (November – March)
Tuesday to Saturday Sunday
10:30 to 13:30 10:30 to 1:30
16:00 to 18:30
Summer (April – October)
Tuesday to Saturday Sunday
10:30 to 13:30 10:30 to 14:00
17:00 to 20:30
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