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  • Castalla Castle. Castalla.

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    … Castalla. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) E-mail: castalla@touristinfo.net. http://www.turismocastalla.com/castalla/web_php/index.php. Although its origins are Arab, the current structure dates from mediaeval times. The Torre Grossa tower was added in the 16th century in order to keep a lookout for p…

  • Santa Bárbara Castle. Alicante.

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    … Monte Benacantil, s/n. 03001. Alicante-Alacant. Alicante. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) E-mail: info@alicanteturismo.com. www.castillodesantabarbara.com. It is set on the Monte Benacantil hill, a location of great strategic value. It is so-called as it was captured from the Moors by prince Alfonso …

  • Biar Castle. Biar.

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    … Biar. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) E-mail: biar@touristinfo.net. http://www.biar.es/. This frontier castle is Arab in origin and was reinforced and extended by the Christians from the time of its conquest. It contains a unique element in Hispanic Arab architecture. It was built in the 12th century…

  • San José Castle in Guadalest. Guadalest.

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    … Calle Iglesia 2. 03517. Guadalest. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) E-mail: guadalest@touristinfo.net. The castle is situated in the high part of the town. Its origins are in the 11th century, although the remains preserved are from the 12th century. It is divided into two parts - one of them was inte…

  • Mohías Fort. Coaña.

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    … 33795. Mohías. Coaña. Asturias. www.infoasturias.com. It was discovered in 1939 but was not excavated until 1968-1970. A key feature is the large number of cabins with clearly delimited fireplaces. It was inhabited during the second half of the 1st century and the first half of the 2nd century. It m…

  • Oviedo City Walls. Oviedo.

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    … Oviedo. Asturias. The longest and best conserved section is located along the street known as the Calle Paraíso. Other remnants can be seen in the Postigo Alto, along the streets of Sol, Mendizábal, and Jovellanos, and in the Plaza Mayor square.…

  • Ávila city walls. Ávila.

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    … 05001. Ávila. (Castile-Leon) http://muralladeavila.com/es/.   The walled enclosure dates back to the Middle Ages. The wall controlled the entrance of provisions and merchandise, and also isolated the city, guarding it against the potential outbreak of a plague or epidemic, in addition to its obvious…

  • Fortress of the Condestables de Castilla. Medina de Pomar.

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    … Plazuela del Alcázar s/n. 09500. Medina de Pomar. Burgos. (Castile-Leon) E-mail: patrimonio@medinadepomar.org. http://www.medinadepomar.org/. Also known as the Castle of Los Velasco or the Towers of Medina, the Fortress of the Condestables de Castilla is an imposing Gothic fortress-palace, currently…

  • Muralla de Castrojeriz. Castrojeriz.

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    … 09110. Castrojeriz. Burgos. (Castile-Leon) Restos de la muralla medieval con sillares de la época romana.…

  • Jimena castle and water cistern (Moorish Queen's Bath). Jimena de la Frontera.

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    … Jimena de la Frontera. Cadiz. (Andalusia) http://www.jimenadelafrontera.es/. The remains of the medieval Al-Andalus castle in Jimena de la Frontera stand on a hill in the Sierra de San Cristóbal Mountains, and used to serve as a watchtower for old borders. Several of the castle-fort's elements are p…

  • Jerez de la Frontera Fortress. Jerez de la Frontera.

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    … Calle Alameda Vieja s/n. 11403. Jerez de la Frontera. Cadiz. (Andalusia) Alcázar de Jerez de la Frontera. Fax.: +34 956149044 | E-mail: info.visitas.alcazar@aytojerez.es. www.turismojerez.com. With an Arab flavour. This is the oldest building preserved in Jerez de la Frontera. This 11th century fort…

  • Ocharan Castle. Castro-Urdiales.

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    … Calle leonardo rucabado. 39700. Castro-Urdiales. Cantabria. Declared a Property of Cultural Interest.…

  • Peñíscola Castle. Peníscola-Peñíscola.

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    … Calle del Castillo s/n. 12598. Peníscola-Peñíscola. Castellón - Castelló. (Valencia) Fax.: +34 964481636 | E-mail: castillo@dipcas.es. www.peniscola.es. The castle is located on the highest point of the city. It was built by the Knights Templar on the remains of an old Moorish citadel. It was built …

  • Monte Hacho Fortress. Ceuta.

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    … Ctra. de circunvalación del Monte Hacho. 51001. Ceuta. www.destinoceuta.com. Monte Hacho is an important hill that dominates the city. For this reason, it is a strategic spot, it being in itself a fort, because of its height. In this hill sit the forts of Hacho and Desnarigado, the latter being the …

  • Murallas Reales Defensive Walls. Ceuta.

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    … Avda. Martínez Catena o Avda. González Tablas, s/n. 51001. Ceuta. Fax.: +34 956511752 | E-mail: museo@ceuta.es. http://www.ceuta.es/ceuta/museos-ceuta/murallas-reales. This fortress has several parapets, moats, groynes and galleries. These elements were erected in the Middle Ages, because of Ceuta's…

  • Castle-citadel of Bujalance. Bujalance.

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    … Plaza Santa Ana, s/n. 14650. Bujalance. Cordoba. (Andalusia) E-mail: oficinadeturismobujalance@yahoo.es. http://www.aytobujalance.es/castillo-alcazaba. A magnificent example of military Al-Andalus architecture at its period of greatest splendour in the 10th century. It has now been adapted to host c…

  • El Moral Castle. Lucena.

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    … Plaza de España s/n. 14900. Lucena. Cordoba. (Andalusia) Fax.: +34 957503662 | E-mail: turlucena@turlucena.com. http://www.turlucena.com. Located in the town centre.Originally a medieval fortress.Its floor plan is square with towers on the corners out of which the so-called Damas tower is preserved.…

  • Baena castle. Baena.

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    … Plaza del Palacio s/n. 14850. Baena. Cordoba. (Andalusia) www.baena.es.   It was built in the 9th century on the site of Roman remains, after the settlement existing there at that time was sacked by Omar Ibn Hafsun. The Almoravids and Almohads extended the fortress, which one point had seven towers.…

  • Cordoba City Walls. Córdoba.

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    … Calle Cairuán y Ronda Marrubial. 14001. Córdoba. Cordoba. (Andalusia) www.turismodecordoba.org. The defence of the town. The Arab wall surrounded and fortified the town but today only a stretch of the wall and some of its entrances remain. Gateways surviving in the wall are: Seville Gate, dating fro…

  • Citadel of Roses. Roses.

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    … Avinguda de Rhode, s/n. 17480. Roses. Girona. (Catalonia) E-mail: serveieducatiu@patrimonideroses.cat. http://www.visit.roses.cat/. Located beside the bay of the same name, the citadel of Roses is an imposing military fortification which contains on its interior a succession of the ancient settlemen…

  • Peralada Castle. Peralada.

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    … Plaza del Carmen 1. 17491. Peralada. Girona. (Catalonia) Fax.: +34 972538087 | E-mail: infomuseo@castilloperelada.com. www.museucastellperalada.com. The castle was built by Viscount Rocabertí in the 14th century outside the walled enclosure, beside the Carmelite Covent. In 1923 it was acquired by Mi…

  • La Luz Castle. Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las.

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    … Calle Juan Rejón s/n. 35007. Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las. Gran Canaria. (Canary Islands) A castle fortress. It was built because of the fight against piracy. Initially it was built beside the sea, but today, because land has been artificially recovered, it appears slightly separated from the water. …

  • Fortress of Guadalupe. Hondarribia.

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    … Carretera de Jaizkibel. 20280. Hondarribia. Guipúzcoa - Gipuzkoa. (Basque Country) Fax.: +34 943645466 | E-mail: udala@hondarribia.org. www.euskaditurismo.net.   This fortress is located on Mount Jaizkibel (545 m), near the Guadalupe shrine. Construction began in 1890 and was completed 10 years late…

  • Monzón Castle. Monzón.

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    … Castillo, s/n. 22400. Monzón. Huesca. (Aragon) http://www.monzon.es/ciudad/castillo_templario.php. This Moorish castle was given to the Knights Templar after being conquered by the monarchs of Aragon at the end of the 11th century, and it became one of their most powerful lands. The old Moorish fort…


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