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Castle of Jimena de la Frontera, Jimena de la Frontera
Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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.Add Castle of Jimena de la Frontera to your Jimena de la Frontera travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Jimena de la Frontera itinerary planner.
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Na een stijle wandeling, genieten van een bijzonder uitzichten en een mooi kasteel, zeker de moeite waardAfter a steep walk, enjoy a particular views and a beautiful castle, definitely worthshow original
En un sitio tranquilo, de facil accesibilidad, pero muy descuidado, sin limpieza en alrededores. Mala señalización.In a quiet, easy accessibility, but very sloppy, site without cleaning in surroundings. Bad signage.show original
The view of the surrounding countryside from the castle makes the walk up through the narrow, winding streets really worthwhile. The castle is truly historic.
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