Jumilla Castle

Jumilla, Spain

The hill where the Jumilla castle is built was inhabited by people from the Bronze Age. In a later era, this was occupied by people when Iberian civilizations were present in large part of Iberian Peninsula, and specifically in the current municipality. In Roman Iberian Peninsula period, people also leveraged this hill. The last era in regards to this hill before the construction of the current castle is the one when large part of Iberian Peninsula was under Muslim peoples rule. They built a fortress in the 8th century, but they used unstable materials.

In 1241 Jumilla Castle was conquered by troops of Ferdinand III of Castile. Around 1290 the area passed to the Kingdom of Aragon. In 1357 the castle was taken by Ferdinand of Aragon, who had sided with Peter of Castile. Shortly after, Ferdinand again pledged his obedience to his brother, Peter IV of Aragon. Thus the castle returned to the Aragonese crown. In 1358 the castle was again taken for the Castilian crown by Fadrique Alonso, Lord of Haro and Master of the Order of Santiago.

The current castle was built in the year 1461 and its architectural style is gothic.


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Founded: 1461
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Abdelbhamid Sghiri (2 years ago)
Ana María (2 years ago)
Wonderful place
Kevin Gast (2 years ago)
A great example of the history of the region , a well cared for castle and a interesting place to visit
Ciaran Byrne (3 years ago)
The views before you even get to the castle of the surrounding valleys of grapes and almond trees are stunning, with Jumilla nestling in the foreground of the vistas, fabulous
José Antonio Martínez Cano (5 years ago)
It was such a beautiful castle! It could not have been better. Thanks guys for everything
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