Aznalmara Castle

Ubrique, Spain

Aznalmara Castle was built int he 13th-14th centuries. It was conquered by the Christian army in 1410 and 1485. Today it lies in ruins.

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

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Auroray JG (2 years ago)
El castillo está en ruinas.Apenas hay unos cuantos muros en pie.Yo fui allí de senderismo y hay que subir bastante para llegar hasta él
Stephen Jenkins (2 years ago)
Nice views from the top but not really worth the trek in July. All the paths were over grown and the were all spikey bushes or thorns. We pushed through out of pure stubbornness.
NATA V (2 years ago)
Ruta exigente dependiendo desde dónde se haga,pero el tramo último para conquistarlo no hay quien te lo quité. Vistas 360° :sierra del Pinar,sierra de La Silla con el Lagarín y el Grajas y el puerto del Boyar donde caen más litros por metro cuadrado de toda España. Si,si , consulta ese dato
Calamar del Río y del Mar (2 years ago)
We made a great hiking route. Impressive sights.
Get Going Sevilla (2 years ago)
Punto final de una espectacular Ruta por la Sierra de Grazalema, entre el Bosque y Ubrique, Subida al Castillo de Aznalmara y el Rio Tavizna, se puede iniciar desde varios lugares con distintos trazados en cuanto a distancia y dificultad, nosotros la iniciamos desde el Area Recreativa Los Llanos del Campo. Es una Ruta por el corazón de la Sierra donde hemos descubierto este paraje casi desconocido de este Parque Natural. Una vez en el Castillo se pueden obtener vistas espectaculares de las cumbres de la Sierra de Grazalema. Un tramo del Sendero es muy frondoso y hay fuertes subidas.
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