Mata Bejid Castle

Cambil, Spain

Mata Bejid Castle is a rectangular fortress built originally during Muslim era. It has two towers on both sides, quite deteriorated, the one on the North consists of an interior room covered with a pointed vault (keep), and the one on the South has a low solid body and the upper one habitable. The castle is divided into two large areas, the main square (it was converted in recent times into a farmhouse, of which the arches of the zahúrdas that overlooked this large courtyard are preserved) and the Islamic fortress (a higher niver with respect to to the rest of the castle).



Your name


Cambil, Spain
See all sites in Cambil


Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain


3.9/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Estrella Guerra Sanchez (11 months ago)
Completely demolished, you have to use a lot of imagination to see a castle there. Above the road is very bad and narrow.
Marta Lopez- Para (12 months ago)
It is a magical and beautiful place with incredible views of a sea of ​​olive trees. What happens is that they have to take good care of it and restore it, which makes it necessary to take care of our cultural heritage
jmfperez59 (2 years ago)
If you want to delve into history with your imagination and dream what life was like in the countryside in the past, here you will find an ideal place to let your imagination fly, jumping between the stones of the walls that have fallen and those that still resist undo what in other times was doing. Today crumbling, lost and forgotten by the passage of time and new social modes. Do not resist diving for yourself, nor seek fatuous help. You can fine.
antonio martinez (2 years ago)
It is practically in ruins, there is little left standing, and I see it as more dangerous than beautiful to visit. I don't know if it's public or private, but if it's public, a thorough restoration would come in handy.
Carmen Leon Gomez (2 years ago)
Nice place and route..
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Kastelholma Castle

First record of Kastelholma (or Kastelholm) castle is from the year 1388 in the contract of Queen Margaret I of Denmark, where a large portion of the inheritance of Bo Jonsson Grip was given to the queen. The heyday of the castle was in the 15th and 16th centuries when it was administrated by Danish and Swedish kings and stewards of the realms. Kastelhoma was expanded and enhanced several times.

In the end of 16th century castle was owned by the previous queen Catherine Jagellon (Stenbock), an enemy of the King of Sweden Eric XIV. King Eric conquered Kastelholma in 1599 and all defending officers were taken to Turku and executed. The castle was damaged under the siege and it took 30 years to renovate it.

In 1634 Åland was joined with the County of Åbo and Björneborg and Kastelholma lost its administrative status.