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Banos de la Encina Castle

Avenida Jose Luis Messia n 2, 23711 Banos de la Encina, Spain
+34 626 81 84 46
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Picturesque arabian castle with impressive panorama

Small arabian castle (more impressive in the distance).It is worth visiting the castle (guided tour... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Pirimidino
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Medina de Pomar, Spain
via mobile
Much more than the views.

Really enjoyed our guided visit, though a little hit and miss as to how to get in! Phoned the... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
LaJarrie
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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He guided visit local route in the Hamma Bury Castle, it is a prickly Almohad fortress that has been completely preserved dese the tenth century, thanks to its fabulous wall made of mud. Inside found archaeological remains from the Bronze Age along with remains of a Roman mausoleum. During the visit they will meet the fierce fighting that occurred between Muslims and Christians until the final conquest in 1225 by Fernando III El Santo, the keep and alcalzarejo are Christian era.
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Avenida Jose Luis Messia n 2, 23711 Banos de la Encina, Spain
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Small arabian castle (more impressive in the distance).It is worth visiting the castle (guided tour in spanish) and hearing the stories of the cementery located inside!And of the festivities celebrated there!The inside of the castle is absolutely empty but the walls and the tower keep...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our guided visit, though a little hit and miss as to how to get in! Phoned the tourist office in the end, and was told to wait outside the gate at the opening time. Others turned up in dribs and drabs, and the...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Amazing looking castle, you have to pay €3 at the tourists office they then show you round. But tourists office is not open often out of season! The staff only speak Spanish. All info signs in the castle are in Spanish & English French is...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

we really enjoyed our visit to this historical castle. There was a lot of walking but worth it. we joined a guided tour which was very informative. The whole area and views are beautiful. I would easily visit this area again.

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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely place. Well worth a visit. Wonderful little village worth coming back to. Favourite place to visit when driving past.

Thank Per N
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

Known as the “fortress of the seven kings” due to the number of monarchs who lived there, including Ferdinand the Catholic. Built by the Umayyad in the 10th century, it is completely battlemented in elliptic shape and has 14 square turrets, as well as the...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2016

This castle has to be one of the best kept secrets of Islamic Spain. My wife and I made a fairly lengthy diversion to visit it whilst spending a couple of nights in Baeza during Semana Santa. It's well worth it though because this castle...More

Thank WelshToro
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Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

I was driving on the highway and I saw the amazing view so I turned it's Way and I found this amazing little town with this great history. The view in unbelievable. Walk around the town and enjoy its castle and history, you WILL NOT...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2015

Situated just off the motorway near Bailen, the castle dominates the skyline for miles around. You need to get your 3 Euro ticket from the tourist information shop in the village, then join a guided tour, which is in Spanish. There is little to see...More

Thank AggiePirate
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Reviewed 10 January 2015

Banos de la Encina sets high upon a mountain which overlooks the Guadalquivir river. This defensive position has been occupied at least since the Bronze age. Traces of habitation of the area stretch back to the copper age of the 3rd mellinum B.C. Upon the...More

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