Lanjarón Castle

Lanjarón, Spain

The Castle of  Lanjarón, locally known as the Moorish Castle, is a small medieval fortress located a quarter mile from the village. It is dominating on a rocky outcrop, the valley of the Lanjarón River, next to the Salado canyon. It is formed by two enclosures with some small sections of the outer wall. Signs of a tower are preserved; a bastion square, masonry at its bottom and above a adobe. At the south of the complex is an underground cistern, covered with a vault of brickwork.

Lanjarón castle was built between the 13th and 16th centuries in the late Moorish age and restored by Christians later.


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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain


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Don Smallman (16 months ago)
It's free, it's a bit of a walk up to the top but you can rest a couple of times...
Mickey J Ossorya Bukowski (16 months ago)
Quiet ruins of Arabic castle with breathtaking views of Sierra Nevada.
Aotearoa (2 years ago)
Amazing height ! Wonderful views and gates where open so you can actually go through the ruins
Chipster Minter (2 years ago)
Nice walk through the park and then upto the castle. All free and free parking too. Very quiet
Codswallop (4 years ago)
Worth the short walk. Explore the ex-castillo in the sunset.
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