The Castle


This type of defensive architecture played an important social, political and cultural role during Muslim domination and the struggles between the Taifa kingdoms. After the different military conflicts of the time, the castle was no longer used as such, and it was gradually abandoned and deteriorated. This ruining process was reinforced, on many occasions, by the reuse of the materials of the fortresses for the construction of terraces, houses and farmyards.

The remains that can be seen today are divided into three different structures: two towers and a cistern, as well as some sections of wall.

The North Tower is rectangular in shape and shows an irregular masonry with abundant mortar. The South Tower is also rectangular in shape and its south wall has a plinth of large stone blocks roughly squared in shape, and topped by a section of irregular masonry. The cistern is rectangular with a vaulted cover, made of stones joined with mortar, in the central upper part of which the compluvium is located.



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