Castle of Jimena de la Frontera, Jimena de la Frontera
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The Castle of Jimena de la Frontera is a castle located in Jimena de la Frontera, Spain. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1931.The castle is situated on the outskirts of Jimena de la Frontera in the Province of Cádiz, Spain. The castle was originally built by the Grenadian Moors of the Umayyad Caliphate ruling over the area of Hispania Baetica in the 8th Century. It served as one of many castles guarding both the approach to the fortifications around Gibraltar and the Bay of Algeciras where the strategic and important Moorish stronghold and fortress of Algeciras was located.HistoryThe fortress was likely build over the ruins of the ancient city of Oba which dated to pre Roman Celtiberian period. Given its strategic location on the frontier of the Gibraltar region, this fortress proved an important Moorish stronghold throughout the Muslim domination of the Iberian Peninsula.The castle was taken by the Jerezanos in 1430 and retaken by the Moorish Kingdom of Granada in 1451. In 1465, it was integrated into the Kingdom of Castille as the property of the crown. It was declared a national monument of Spain in 1931, described as the building that best represents the town of Jimena de la Frontera.
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  • After a good climb up the town the castle ramparts come into view, passing through the main gate it feels as if History has stood still, there are many features here which include the double tower and...  more »
  • Worth a visit..its still being discovered in some areas so have a look around the whole area, take a few of the trails and explore. 
  • We went to see it after its restoration and is very nice City Hall has hired guides who can explain the history of the castle on our visit we find a musician playing at the Tower of the Castle and it was fantastic
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