Loja Castle

Loja, Spain

The Islamic heritage of Loja is still evident in the quarter of the Alcazaba, a Moorish fortress of which most of the walls and towers remain. It was built in the 9th century AD to the site of possible Roman remains.


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Calle Boabdil 18, Loja, Spain
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Founded: 9th century AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain


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Tomas Rincon Garcia (8 months ago)
Excellently preserved and restored a couple of years ago. It looks brilliant, they have even added a door and ladder to access the interior of it. Tower of Arab origin that is next to a farmhouse by the Realengo de Agicampe, an area of ​​olive groves and dry land. It is fenced, as it is inside a private property. I took some photos from the outside. I asked a "runner" who was passing by and he told me that if you see the owners of the farmhouse they can show it to you. I was embarrassed and I'll come back another day with someone to take pictures of us.
Joaquin Ricardo Perez Gonzalez (3 years ago)
heavenly place
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