Luna Castle

Rota, Spain

Luna castle dates from the 13th century and was built under control of 'Guzmán the Good' upon a fortified convent of ribat or Muslim origin, in the 11th century. It is rectangular with five crenelated towers, and its interior is structured around a central courtyard.

Property of the Dukes of Arcos, the Ponce de León used the castle as a residence and there is evidence that the Catholic Monarchs visited the city and stayed there.

The Luna Castle is a symbol in itself for citizens of Rota, Cadiz, and proof of this is its presence on the coat of arms of the village. It has housed a hospital and a school, and is currently the location of the City Hall of Rota.

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Calle Cuna 4, Rota, Spain
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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www.andalucia.org

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natalie stoch (3 years ago)
Great experience, love this place!
J S (3 years ago)
There is a lot of history here. This castle has been built and rebuilt but has a wonderful history with Portugal, Spain, the Moors, etc.. Supposedly, The Columbus Expedition started here. The Castle fell into disrepair for many years and then the city repaired it and now city hall is here. It is charming and the views are amazing.
arfina arief (3 years ago)
small castil but its beautiful
Maria Gabriela Nieto Henriquez (3 years ago)
Nice place to visit! A place with a lot of history
Regional Chapple (4 years ago)
Love the area! Wonderful food, kind people and the best beaches I have ever seen!
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