Biar Castle


Biar, Alicante - Alacant  (Valencia)
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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 by the Almohads, and reinforced from the mid-13th century onwards due to its location on the frontier between the kingdoms of Aragon and Castile. It is today in a good state of conservation, and comprises a double enclosure. The exterior, which follows the shape of the hill overlooking the village of Biar, has four semi-cylindrical towers at the corners, all with battlements and arrow slits. The interior also has three semi-cylindrical towers, although its most outstanding feature is the shell keep. This building has a rectangular floor plan, 17 metres high, with a ground floor and two other floors. Its peculiarity is to be found on the first floor, which is covered by a traditional Almohad ribbed vault, the only example of its kind in Spanish military architecture.

  • Rakennus: Castle
  • Tyylisuunta: Arab

Käytännön tietoja


  • Mistä: 01 loka mihin: 30 touko
  • Mistä Keskiviikko mihin: Perjantai

    Mistä 10:15 mihin: 13:45 Mistä 16:15 mihin: 19:15
  • Mistä 10:15 mihin: 13:45
  • Mistä: 01 kesä mihin: 30 syys
  • Mistä Keskiviikko mihin: Perjantai

    Mistä 10:15 mihin: 13:45 Mistä 16:15 mihin: 18:15
  • Juhlapyhät ja Viikonloppu Mistä 10:15 mihin: 13:45


  • Yleinen: 1€


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