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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Dave Chapman (2 years ago)
We didn't get a chance to see the inside of the castle since we arrived after closing, but from the outside the castle looks pretty cool. Unfortunately the ambience of a 13th century castle is completely ruined by the "renovation" of the northern wall, which looks horrible, more like the walls of a modern car park than the period it represents, and the ugly railing that runs alongside it just makes it look worse. Renovation of historic buildings should try to look as close as possible to the original, not like art deco sculptures.
Daniel Jaramillo (3 years ago)
Such a beautiful place, well preserved, clean, even though it's been raining a lot, it is fairly safe to walk and reach all available rooms. But the best was the lady in the office, what a friendly and joyful lady
Juan Diego (4 years ago)
A perfect castle to get lost in, to live a real medieval experience
Lorena Carleos Gomez (5 years ago)
I went for a medieval festival and it was as beautiful as usual
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