Archidona Castle

Archidona, Spain

The Castle of Archidona was built by the Arabs in the 9th century and rebuilt by Alhamar, the first Nasrid king, in the 13th century. In 1462 Archidona was conquered by the Conde de Osuna, beginning to expand outside the walls to occupy the area it currently has. After the Christian conquest, the new population center and its most prominent urban representation in the Plaza Ochavada, the 18th century curious octagonal shape is established; in her red brick and white lime are combined.

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Founded: 9th century AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Dave Boudreaux (17 months ago)
Gteat town to walk around in. Nice central plaza.
Sue Bramley (18 months ago)
A must visit if in the area. Lovely cafe bars and small shopping area.
Maria Bakker (18 months ago)
Very nice place and good food.
Chris Mills (19 months ago)
Lovely plaza. The day we went it was a bit quiet, I can imagine it it could be very busy at weekends and fiestas. But still had a fantastic meal sitting outside in the February sunshine
Theodoros Nitsotolis (20 months ago)
A beautiful tradicional square, the "heart" of Archidona.
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