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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  • August 9, 2017
    A beautiful walk up to the castle,amazing things to see up there.The castle itself is very interesting,atmospheric.You can get a key from the Ayuntamiento to get entry into the tower.Spectacular views...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    Children loved it! The way up is hard as is up the hill, but good exercise after a day by the pool... and great views of the village from the top!  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    We have been here a few times and it never ceases to surprise me the history of this place and it's previous importance to various cultures. Some of what you will see is 8th century BC! It's a steep c...  more »
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  • I love to go up to the Castle, it is a beautiful place since you can see all the people and that naravilloso landscape that surrounds you.
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  • Great views and great building of last time of Al - Andalus. I loved the entrance door prepared for possible attacks on the fortress.
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  • Great place
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  • A castle that is worth a visit with a view that you can not pass. It is worth to deviate. Eye with the rise in car because it is pronounced! Lol
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