Medieval castles in Andalusia

Torrestrella Castle

Torrestrella Castle was built in the 13th century. It was built in to the rocky hilltop and was used by local bandits in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Founded: 13th century | Location: Medina-Sidonia, Spain

Anzur Castle

Anzur Castle was originally an ancient Moorish fort built in the 10th century. It was located at a strategic borderland location between the Christian and Moorish areas. The castle was conquered by Ferdinand III in 1241. Today only the watch tower exists.
Founded: 10th century AD | Location: Puente Genil, Spain

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The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument. The architect was Henry Bacon and the designer of the primary statue was Daniel Chester French.

Dedicated in 1922, it is one of several monuments built to honor an American president. It has always been a major tourist attraction and since the 1930s has been a symbolic center focused on race relations.

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Since 2010, approximately 6 million people visit the memorial annually.