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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oZe Fer (2 months ago)
I did not find any information about schedules and when we got there we found it closed. I don't know if there would be much to see inside. I think the best they have are the views. From the viewpoint outside the castle there are also good views, but they are not 180 degrees as they will be above the castle. Good for the environment, bad for the lack of information on opening hours and hours.
Juan Apresa Ruiz (3 months ago)
You can see almost the entire province of Cadiz. A precious day.
COLLANTES (2 years ago)
Espectacular una pasada, las vistas y el pueblo de Espera super encantador, bien cuidado y muy limpio
Juan Carlos Tellez Sevillano (2 years ago)
El pueblo de Espera es uno de esos pueblos blancos de la serranía de Cádiz que pasan un poco desapercibidos. Sin embargo a mí me parece un pueblecito encantador porque tiene un ubicación perfecta sin estar masificada de turismo como le ocurren otras localidades. Ubicada sobre un montículo posee en lo alto un castillo y al lado una iglesia en muy buen estado de conservación. Subir arriba merece la pena no solo por visitarlos sino por las vistas tan buenas que te ofrece.
Rickey Shay (3 years ago)
Awesome
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