Calatañazor Castle

Calatañazor, Spain

According to the legends, Al-Mansur (legendary Moorish leader) was defeated near Calatañazor Castle in a bloody battle against Christian troops in 1002. The fortress originally had two quadrangular towers on the corners and a keep. Later on, circular towers were added to the southern wall and semi-circular ones next to the main entrance. The current  appearance dates mainly from the 14th century.

The castle is part of the walled village of Calatañazor but separated from it by a dry moat that was cut out of the rock. On the castle's irregular enclosure there are ruins of several towers and the keep, which is situated next to the entrance over the moat.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Ana Carolina Pellicer (6 months ago)
Beautiful village, good food and AMAZING views!
Guido Storms (8 months ago)
Beautiful ancient city that is very well preserved. A must see when passing through or if you are staying in the area.
John De Luca (9 months ago)
Awesome, historical and traditional place. Fully recommended to stop by of you're in the region.
Susan Firth (2 years ago)
Very interesting medieval village. Park at the bottom of the hill and walk up the cobbled street.
Charlotte Harvey (2 years ago)
Such a cool place to watch the sun go down. You can climb up the tower and enjoy the view. The patch of grass looks about like the UK.
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