Arcos de la Frontera Castle

Arcos de la Frontera, Spain

Arcos de la Frontera Castle was first constructed in the 11th century by the Moors when Arcos was briefly a taifa (small kingdom) before being captured by the Christians in 1250. The Christians rebuilt the castle as part of their campaign to retain their hold on the town, which was in a strategically important position for maintaining the border between the Muslim and Christian kingdoms.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Irena Shields (8 months ago)
It's very friendly relaxed and family organised.
Daniel Saraiva (9 months ago)
Beautiful town with loads of history and astonishing views. Take your comfy shoes as you'll be walking up and down narrow streets that ooze Andalucían vibes.
Adrian Laza (12 months ago)
80 € for wrong parking (petty offence/denunciado leve), inacceptable way to treat tourists, disproportionate fine
manuel gomez (14 months ago)
A beutiful tourist spot. Must be seen to witness such beauty. Full of history and charm.
M Pom (18 months ago)
EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING to find a medieval Moorish castle that the public is not allowed to visit. If the country is going to leave such historic gems to private hands it should be on condition that the public can have access. It's beautiful but you can only see from the outside. A real shame.
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