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  • Chinchilla de Montearagón Castle. Chinchilla de Monte-Aragón.

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    …02520. Chinchilla de Monte-Aragon. Chinchilla de Monte-Aragón. Albacete. (Castile-La Mancha) E-mail: oficinadeturismo@ayuntamientochinchilla.com. www.chinchillademontearagon.com. Remains of an Arab past. In the 15th century, Juan Pacheco, Marquis of Villena, restored a castle of Arab origin, “Xerif …

  • Almansa Castle. Almansa.

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    …Calle del Castillo 18. 02640. Almansa. Albacete. (Castile-La Mancha) http://turismoalmansa.es. Fortification dating back to the 14th century, and altered in the 15th. Fortification dating back to the 14th century, and altered in the 15th. One of the most beautiful castles in the area. One of the mos…

  • Alcaraz Castle. Alcaraz.

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    …Carretera N-322 de Albacete a Jaén, a 80 km. de Albacete. 02300. Alcaraz. Albacete. (Castile-La Mancha) www.alcaraz.es. The defence of Alcaraz. This whole city was thought out from a strategic point of view. This is a 13th-century defensive building that served as a defensive fortress for the city. …

  • Castalla Castle. Castalla.

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    …Castalla. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) E-mail: castalla@touristinfo.net. http://www.turismocastalla.com. 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 pirate raids from the Medite…

  • Atalaya Castle. Villena.

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    …Cerro de San Cristóbal, s/n. 03400. Villena. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) E-mail: villena@touristinfo.net. http://www.turismovillena.com/. Tall and stately, the three storeys of Villena castle rise up proudly from the hill on which it stands, overlooking the capital of the region. Also known as th…

  • Biar Castle. Biar.

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    …Biar. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) E-mail: biar@touristinfo.net. http://turismobiar.com/castillo-de-biar/. 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 buil…

  • 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 …

  • 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…

  • Petrer Castle. Petrer.

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    …03610. Petrer. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) E-mail: museo@petrer.es. http://www.petrer.es/. Preserves its double-walled enclosure structure. It is situated at the highest point of the city. It was built by the Arabs at the end of the 12th century. The fortress was involved in the revolt of the Mus…

  • Sax Castle. Sax.

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    …Peña del Castillo s/n. 03630. Sax. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) Fax.: +34 965475399 | www.sax.es. The castle is of Islamic origin. It was conquered by the Crown of Aragon in 1239 and subsequently ceded to the Crown of Castile under the terms of the Treaty of Almizra. From its position, it dominate…

  • Almería Fortress. Almería.

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    …Calle Almanzor s/n. 04002. Almería. (Andalusia) Fax.: +34 950882001 | E-mail: alcazabaalmeria.ccul@juntadeandalucia.es. www.andalucia.org/turismo-cultural/visitas/almeria/alcazaba-de-almeria. A garden fortress. It was built by Adb al-Rahman III in 955 AD on the ruins of a fortress. The Alcazaba is a…

  • Castro de Coaña (Navia Historical Park). Coaña.

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    …Carretera AS-12. 33795. Coaña. Asturias. http://www.parquehistorico.org/. The iron-age settlements of the northwest peninsula. The "castros" were a distinctive type of iron-age settlement in the area of Asturias, León and Galicia. Excavations of this pre-Roman site have uncovered the layout of the v…

  • Chao Sanmartín Fort. Grandas de Salime.

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    …Plaza de la Constitución, s/n. 33730. Grandas. Grandas de Salime. Asturias. www.parquehistorico.org. This settlement was known to be fortified as far back as the 4th century BC. It consists of group of circular cabins, or rectangular structures with rounded corners, open plan and with a thatched roo…

  • Mohías Fort. Coaña.

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    …33795. Mohías. Coaña. Asturias. http://www.parquehistorico.org.   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 c…

  • Oviedo City Walls. Oviedo.

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    …Oviedo. Asturias. www.turismoviedo.es. 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. The longest and best conserved se…

  • Castle of Don Álvaro de Luna. Arenas de San Pedro.

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    …Plaza Condestable Dávanos. 05400. Arenas de San Pedro. Ávila. (Castile-Leon) Fax.: +34 920372170 | E-mail: turismo@aytoarenas.es. http://arenasdesanpedro.es. Declared an Artistic-Historic Monument in 1931. It construction was commissioned by the High Constable Ruy López Dávalos between the end of th…

  • Celtic Settlement of Ulaca. Solosancho.

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    …Calle Iglesia 17. 05130. Solosancho. Ávila. (Castile-Leon) Fax.: +34 920293451 | E-mail: solosancho@diputacionavila.es. http://www.solosancho.com. This is a Celtic fort dating from the second iron age, with the cultural property designation, granted 3 June 1931. It is in the Amblés Valley region, se…

  • Magalia Castle-Palace. Navas del Marqués, Las.

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    …Plaza Nueva 1. 05230. Navás del Marqués, Las. Navas del Marqués, Las. Ávila. (Castile-Leon) Fax.: +34 918972085 | E-mail: palacio.magalia@inaem.mcu.es. palaciomagalia.mcu.es. Built as a result of the awarding of the marche to señor de Las Navas, D. Pedro Dávila and Zúñiga by Emperor Carlos V. The Ca…

  • Ávila city walls. Ávila.

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    …05001. Ávila. (Castile-Leon) Concejalía de Patrimonio. 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…

  • Arab fortress. Mérida.

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    …Plaza del Rastro s/n. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) Fax.: +34 924003441 | E-mail: visitas@consorciomerida.org. http://www.consorciomerida.org. An imposing military complex. In the interior it still conserves remnants dating from the Roman, Visigoth and Arab periods. It was built by Abderramá…

  • Zafra Fortress. Zafra.

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    …Plaza Corazón de María 7. 06300. Zafra. Badajoz. (Extremadura) Fax.: +34 924551018 | E-mail: zafra@parador.es. www.parador.es. Its construction was begun by Lorenzo Suárez de Figueroa in 1437. It is a rectangular building with battlements in which the keep is the outstanding feature. From the outsid…

  • Badajoz Fortress. Badajoz.

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    …Plaza José Álvarez y Sáez de Buruaga s/n. 06002. Badajoz. (Extremadura) Fax.: +34 924239798 | E-mail: casasmudejares@aytobadajoz.es. www.aytobadajoz.es. Site of the Provincial Archaeological Museum. Declared a Historic Artistic Monument in 1931. It has an impressive wall in which the watchtower, kno…

  • Luna Castle. Alburquerque.

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    …06510. Alburquerque. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: 924401202@telefonica.net. www.alburquerque.es. Luna Castle. It is known as Luna Castle, referring to Álvaro de Luna, Master of the Order of Santiago and High Constable of Castile, who lived in it for a long time. It has four enclosed areas, but the…

  • Medellín Castle. Medellín.

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    …06411. Medellin. Medellín. Badajoz. (Extremadura) Fax.: +34 924822438 | E-mail: otmedellin@badajoz.es. http://medellin-turismo.weebly.com/. The castle replaced a 10th-century fortress which was destroyed in the 14th century by Pedro I the Cruel and rebuilt by the Infante Sancho of Castile. It has a …


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