Cortegana Castle

Cortegana, Spain

The Cortegana Castle is situated on top of a hill. From this elevated position there are beautiful views of the Cortegana town and also of the Natural Park.

The Cortegana Castle is the best preserved medieval fortress in the region. The exact foundation date is unknown. Possibly the first castle was erected in the andalusí period, although its present appearance should be put in relation with the military sponsored bt the Council of Seville in the late 13th century to defend the northwest corner of its territory.

The Fence is the first line of defense on the enclosure. This consists of a powerful masonry wall, adapted to the contour lines at regular intervals protected by towers square and rectangular. In its southwest extreme, on the road to the town, its entrance door was placed protected by a tower. Constituted the first line of defense of the castle but, in turn, served as a venue where safeguard assets and livestock of the villagers when the Portuguese raids occurred.

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

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Lorena Carleos Gomez (3 years ago)
I went for a medieval festival and it was as beautiful as usual
diana dorina mita (4 years ago)
Best castle
L G (4 years ago)
We went at around 1.30 pm. Beautiful day, few people around, entry fee quite cheap, great views all around. The lady at the ticket office was super nice and took 5 minutes to explain the site before we bought the tickets. Definitely a 5 stars visit.
Loreyn santana (4 years ago)
Beautiful place. The views are fantastic and is fair
junto geto (5 years ago)
I really like castles. Unfortunately this one was under renovation during this time and was not suitable for entry. If you go towards the end of February, there will be wildflowers in bloom all around the castle, yellow and white, making it look very pretty
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