Íllora Castle

Íllora, Spain

In the center of the village Íllora, at the top of a rock, there are the ruins of the old castle, although there are hardly any remains of the walls. This castle dates from the Caliphate period (9th-10th centuries) and is structured in three areas: the villa, the citadel and the suburb. Associated to that castle, there are a series of optical towers, among which the Tower of Brácana stands out.


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


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carmen ariza (5 months ago)
Spectacular castle rehabilitated with taste and respect. It is also spectacular how your guide Juan conveys the entire historical context of it. It is amazing that this castle is so unknown. For visiting with children it is perfect, without dangers. The views of all the surrounding Sierras are beautiful, and Sierra Nevada features an unparalleled horizon.
conrada lopez (6 months ago)
I was pleasantly surprised by the castle. Juan, has received us kindly and has given us a historical, architectural and restoration vision that is magnificent in content and very didactic. I encourage those responsible for the Illora City Council to encourage visits and activities in this beautiful space that they have rescued for the pride of their citizens and for the enjoyment of visitors. Visit 1/13/2024, Wednesday at 12 noon
Jose Antonio Chica García (9 months ago)
Interesting castle of Muslim origin, recently restored, which is visited every day, and the visit can be arranged with the Tourist Office. The explanatory work of the guide, very entertaining and of great value, is truly commendable, I wish many castles could be visited in the same way. Hopefully the work of restoring the fortress will continue, as there is still a lot to do, but what has been brought to light so far has been worth it.
Clare Millett (17 months ago)
A unique castle, I highly recommend the tour by Juan, great value for money, beautiful views of Illora. Very easy to book and can be in English and Spanish. An amazing restoration and national monument.
Juan Ignacio Escribano (3 years ago)
The castle is a marvel. And the views of the town and its church are impressive. The guide's explanation, out of ten. Highly recommended.
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