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Banos de la Encina Castle

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Impressive sight

A castle from the XII century built by the Almohade rulers to avoi the Christian spread further... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Nice walk around

Visit it during the day and have a walk around it at night with the lights on. It’s really... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Madrid, Spain
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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...more
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Avenida Jose Luis Messia n 2 | Centro de interpretación Torreón del Recuerdo, 23711 Banos de la Encina, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A castle from the XII century built by the Almohade rulers to avoi the Christian spread further south. Incredibly well preserved, it commands a large view on the plain that is covered with olive orchards.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Visit it during the day and have a walk around it at night with the lights on. It’s really impressive. Thanks

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ignacioe745
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Pirimidino
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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank LaJarrie
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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank jacki10565
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.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank sandlam945
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.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank PerNorrgren
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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Felixstowe2016
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

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank WelshToro
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

Date of experience: October 2015
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