Águila Castle

Gaucín, Spain

The archaeological remains found near the Águila Castle seem to confirm the presence of a pre-islamic population, maybe from the Roman Age.

Apparently in 914 the inhabitants of the fort looked like emirales troops burned the city of Algeciras ships that supported the revolt on Ibn Umar Hafsun, in any case the construction of the castle had to be early to be this hard hit area by Berber rebellions and Mozarabic.

The castle was restored in 1839 after it was conquered by French army in 1810. It was however badly damaged in the explosion in 1842.

The Águila Castle is the most representative monument in Gaucin, from the fortress you can see stunning views, in a clear day you can even see the North of Africa.

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Founded: 10th century AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Barry Cooter (14 months ago)
Views down to Gibraltar and Africa beyond on a good day
Mark Fransen (14 months ago)
Great place, nice walk, bit hazy bit great view towards Gibraltar and Africa
Dave Banister (16 months ago)
Spectacular Views and free of charge
Stefan Vucinic (18 months ago)
Old place, not much preserved but nice
Marc Cherfan (20 months ago)
Good place to go and see the landscapes. It's a bit hard walking up the path but the end is nice and you can relax
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