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Castle of Lorca, Lorca
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Lorca Castle in Lorca, Murcia, Spain, is a fortress of medieval origin constructed between the 9th and 15th centuries. It consists of a series of defensive structures that, during the Middle Ages, made the town and the fortress an impregnable point in the southeast part of the Iberian Peninsula. Lorca Castle was a key strategic point of contention between Christians and Muslims during the Reconquista. It is listed as a Site of Cultural Interest.It is 640 m long and 120 m wide, and one of the largest castles in Spain.HistoryArchaeological excavations have revealed that the site of the castle has been inhabited since Neolithic times. There were archaeological excavations conducted between 1999 and 2011, in conjunction with other excavations conducted in the centre of the town of Lorca. The excavations revealed the existence of an Argaric town that extended from the castle to the actual site of the current town. The excavations revealed funerary sites, homes, and a wall.It has not been determined exactly when a castle or fortress was first built on the hill. The first written documentation referring to a castle at Lorca is of Muslim origin, which in the 9th century, indicates that the city of Lurqa was an important town in the area ruled by Theudimer (Tudmir), who ruled seven cities in southeastern Spain, mentioned in the Treaty of Orihuela that was preserved by the Andalusian historian Ibn Adarí in the thirteenth century: Orihuela, Valentila (possibly an equivalent for Valencia), Alicante, Mula, Bigastro, Eyya (probably Ojós), and Lorca.
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  • If you go to Lorca you can not stop across the Castle. In good condition and very nice view from there. It's worth a stroll through the surrounding area. Recommended
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  • Emblem of the city, if you come to the city should be forced stop. Beautiful views from the Castle and the road that leads to the. It is visible, from any point of Lorca in the evening, with a beautiful lighting.
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  • Visit interesting to see Castle, its surroundings and its alternatives. Worth seeing the Jewish synagogue and its outdoor, Tower, Alfonsina, gardens, aljibes and viewpoints. Good show of falconry and killing of chato murciano...
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