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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  • 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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  • Very well kept. Very good views. It can be accessed almost in its entirety. Excellent visit and free, that unfortunately few monuments remain.
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  • It took me up to the Castle because Jimena is a town with a tremendous slopes. I had to stand on at least three occasions. However, the effort was worth it. The Castle, of Islamic origin, has well-preserved parts that allow you to get an idea of what was the fortress. Also interesting are the views that can be enjoyed from the top of the dimension. Highly recommended.
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