Fatetar Castle

Espera, Spain

The Fatetar Castle is located on the top of the Monte Fatetar, in the highest part of the town and enyoy stunning views of both, the village and its surroundings.

Apparently the Fatetar Castle was built by Abderrahman III in 914. Though its origins are not well known, many cultures haved passed through this place, such as the Romans, Visigoths, Arabs, Muslims and Christians. Today you can still observe its keep and the remains of its walls.

The Chapel of the Holy Christ of Antigua is located adjoining the west angle of the Fatetar Castle which stands on the summit of a hill north of the  Espera town, with which it forms and architectural unit. The Chapel of the Holy Christ of Antigua served as a church to the inhabitants of the town until the consecration in the early seventeenth century, the Church of Our Lady of Grace, with the patronage of St. James, patron of the Christian Reconquests, wich suggests its pssible construction by the first Spanish forces that garrisoned the castle from the second half of the thirteenth century.

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Founded: 914 AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Luis Miguel (5 months ago)
" " " In order to visit it, you will have to arrange a viewing. " " " We went up and we could NOT visit it because it was closed. In the entire climb to the castle, we did not find a single trash can. (MADAM MAYOR, A COUPLE OF TRASH CANS WOULD NOT BE BAD). At the archaeological museum (a must visit), they informed us that visits to the castle must be requested at the museum or by calling the information and tourism telephone number. So we'll have to go back to Espera, which we loved. We now have an excuse to return.
José Manuel Ortiz Hernández (2 years ago)
Es muy bonito pero siempre está cerrado. En la provincia de Cádiz no saben poner en valor el gran conjunto arquitectónico e histórico que posee.
Juani Muñoz (2 years ago)
Route area of ​​the white villages of Cádiz, very beautiful. The castle is at the top of the town and from it there are some very cool views
jose garcia (3 years ago)
The truth is that we could not enter because it was closed, however I was very surprised. I knew him from a friend from the town, and he had a very different image of the castle, however I found it very careful and spectacular. From the outside it looks very cool and from the outside you can see amazing views of the town of Espera. I'll be back ??
Rafael Diaz (3 years ago)
Nice views from the top of everything. Very quick visit to see and at the same time highly advisable.
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