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Plaza del Palacio s/n
14850  Baena, Cordoba  (Andalusia)
www.baena.es
Tel.:+34 957671757

Location

Autonomous region:
Andalusia

Province/Island:
Cordoba

Córdoba

Description

  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. The castle had two doorway-towers, the Arco Oscuro arch and the arch of Santa Bárbara. The tower of the Arco Oscuro, also known as the Cabildo or council, has a room with Mudéjar coffering where the first councils used to convene.

Construction:
Castle

Artistic period:
Gothic

Historic period:
9th century

Practical information

Schedule

Public holidays
11:00



Closed temporarily for renovation works


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