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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Rethna Cancionlejana (4 months ago)
It is the most interesting thing to visit in Bujalance; It is a castle from the 10th century that preserves some of its towers, a patio with a mosaic and the cistern. From the top of the main tower there are very good views of the town and the Leaning Tower of the Church of the Assumption. You can also go down to the cistern. They open it from the tourist office, it's free.
Wood Pecker (5 months ago)
I was only able to see it from the outside and it looked pretty.
Futuresoilspain (5 months ago)
Also used for events and civil unions. There is no cover or shadows in the outside plaza.
Juanfra Rodriguez (7 months ago)
Well-preserved castle from the 10th century, whose seven original towers give the town its name.
Jesús Arrebola (9 months ago)
The Cistern can be visited, it is worth going in to see it, and the views of the town of Bujalance from the top of the Tower are spectacular.
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