Borriol Castle


The origins of this fortress could be Roman although it’s got Islamic and medieval structures.  It’s located on a hill to the north of the town.

In Roman times, it was likely a watchtower that visually linked with other nearby towers, the purpose of which was to secure the Via Augusta.

The Muslim-style grounds were completely reformed with subsequent Christian structures. An irregular layout that adapts to the orography, it had three staggered levels:

- The upper level or defensive area where there are towers, a water cistern, the remains of the walls and auxiliary structures.

- The middle level, where the changes made during the 19th century civil wars to adapt it for guards can be observed.

- The lower level, which consists of a wall that defends the access road to the fortress.



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3 km from the town.