Calatrava la Vieja, Carrión de Calatrava, Carrion de Calatrava

Calatrava la Vieja is a medieval site and original nucleus of the Order of Calatrava. It is now part of the Archaeological Parks of the Community of Castile-La Mancha. Situated at Carrión de Calatrava, Calatrava during the High Middle Ages was the only important city in the Guadiana River valley. It thus guarded the roads to Cordova and Toledo.Its name is derived from the, a reference to the Arab nobleman who held this area in the 8th century, although as a fortress it may date even earlier – to Iberian times.References to the site date from as early as 785, and in 853 owing to conflicts between the Muslims of Toledo and the emirate of Cordova, it was partially destroyed, but rebuilt later. The site was rebuilt under al-Hakam, brother of Muhammad I. It became the capital of the region. At the fall of the Caliphate of Cordova, the Taifa kingdoms or republics of Seville, Cordova, and Toledo competed to acquire Calatrava.
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  • August 4, 2017
    If you are into going out of the normal stuff and have imagination to spare I really recommend this castle. It's far away and you'll probably need a car to get there, but it's well worth it. It's an o...  more »
  • July 13, 2017
    Possibility of guided tour with the entrance areas of the castle restored great explanation by Guide Museum of the history of the Castle inside we recommend comfortable footwear fun shoot at the end of the visit
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  • May 23, 2017
    For those looking to stroll through the history, nothing better than a castle and its surroundings to enjoy the views. I encourage you to do so!
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  • September 12, 2017
    A place with great historical significance which, though it has come to our days quite impaired, still has much to teach us.
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  • August 25, 2017
    Living history of the cristiano-musulmanas wars
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  • May 5, 2017
    Castle preferred to visit and learn more about the history. The castle is partly in ruins. The fortress is the recovered with facilities which explains it. Then this settlement in the Castle Square. That without funds not can be unearthed. To study deep.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Exceptional a visit mandatory if you want to know and understand the history of the area from the 8th century
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  • April 18, 2017
    A fortress of calatrava on the Umayyad city. A place full of history and stronghold of the reconquista. It is an entire city but lack much to discover what is awesome.
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