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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Codswallop (11 months ago)
Worth the short walk. Explore the ex-castillo in the sunset.
Wendy Welham (13 months ago)
Very poorly maintained, no information about the history of the castle. Loads of empty beer bottles laying around.
humberto eb canal (14 months ago)
Easy to access, amazing view, friendly people
Katja Marklund (14 months ago)
Awesome place with a incredible view.
Simon J Barber (16 months ago)
Good view from the top of the castle. Worth the climb if you are nearby, but no information or interpretation boards, so not worth a journey to visit it.
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