Castle of Jimena de la Frontera, Jimena de la Frontera

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 built 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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • An amazing view over the countryside and town of jimena on the one side, spectacular views on the other side of the national park. Paired with the ancient history of this Moorish castle, you feel like you are in a medieval movie set. Definitely a must see when around.
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  • Well restored. It is worth visiting it. It is free
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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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  • Spectacular views, adapted with walkways and railings. Although the car park to the Castle he is stoned.
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