Bujalance Castle

Bujalance, Spain

Castillo de Bujalance was built in the 10th century during the Caliphate of Abd-ar-Rahman III. It is a clear example of Muslim military architecture in Al-Andalus. It subsequently underwent several modernizations, most recently in 1512, which were paid for by Queen Joanna of Castile.

It is rectangular in shape, measuring 59 metres north-south and 51 metres east-west. The castle's original name, 'tower of the snake', and the fact that it had seven towers, led to the current name of the city and its coat of arms. In 1963, the Ministry of Culture declared the site a Bien de Interés Cultural monument. Currently, its courtyard is used as a cultural space, which is in the process of being cataloging, restored and reconstructed. Highlights include the Festival of Theatre, Music and Dance (Nights at the Citadel) and Andalusian Dinner during the summer months.



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Founded: 10th century AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Carmelo Alcazar (14 months ago)
El castillo una Maravilla Me gustó Hasta pronto
Netálgu _tv (15 months ago)
Precioso sitio para visitar por su historia fascinante, la pega, lo mismo de siempre tiempos de espera, disponible para actos
Juan Carlos Jimenez (15 months ago)
Es un sitio que ver si vas, pero no como para ir en exclusiva.
Paqui Vacas (18 months ago)
Me gusta mi pueblo
Luis RG (19 months ago)
Un lugar maravilloso, lleno de historia. El castillo de Bujalance, provincia de Córdoba, fue construido en el siglo X (durante el Califato de Abderramán III), es un claro ejemplo de arquitectura militar musulmana en al-Ándalus. Posteriormente sufrió varias remoderaciones, la última en 1512 para la cual la reina Juana I de Castilla mandó que se pagasen los gastos. Tiene planta rectangular con 59 m de norte a sur y 51 m de este a oeste. Su primitivo nombre, Bury al-Hans (Torre de la Serpiente) y el hecho de que tuviera siete torres dieron lugar al topónimo actual de la Ciudad y a su escudo de armas. De estas siete torres, quedan sólo tres en pie, la de la Mazmorra, la del Malvaviscoy la de las Palomas. En 1963, el Ministerio de Culturalo declara Monumento Histórico Artístico. Actualmente su patio de armas se usa como espacio cultural y se encuentra en un proceso de catalogación, restauración y reconstrucción, destacando el Festival de Teatro, Música y Danza (Noches en la Alcazaba) y la Cena Andalusí durante los meses de verano.
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