Santa Àgueda Castle

Ferreries, Spain

The Castle of Santa Àgueda is situated over an elongated plateau. The castle is accessed by an ancient Roman road. Next to the castle there was also, until recently, a chapel dedicated to Saint Agatha.

The castle was built over an ancient Roman castra by the Arabs, when Menorca was part of the Caliphate of Cordoba. The exact date of its construction is not known, but it was prior to 1232. In 1287, it became the last standpoint of resistance by the Arab inhabitants when the island was invaded by King Alfonso III of Aragon. The castle was later destroyed by Alfonso's grand-nephew King Peter IV of Aragon around 1343.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Ian Leader (10 months ago)
I wasn’t overwhelmed by the castle, but the walk up the old cobbled path is great!
Reinhold Wieland (2 years ago)
Steep hike up but we'll worth the visit. Allow 2 hours for round trip. First part rough stony grabel road but last quarter of way on cobbled stone steps. Grand views 360 deg around the island. Remains of castle and buildings not accessible and deteriorating.
Catalina Allés (2 years ago)
One of the most magic places in the island. Sunset looks amazing. All the walk up is fantastic but if you don't fancy hiking, it is not your place. Car has to be left at the very beginning. Historic buildings are a very nice sample of what you can culturally find in the island. Great for evening picnics!
Lluís Badia Corbella (4 years ago)
Excellent views over the Island
Olivier Odelin (4 years ago)
Lovely views over the North coast from the ruins of this ancient castle. Fairly easy climbing walk to access but it is unfortunate there is no parking at start...Visit in winter/spring
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