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Baños de la Encima Castle

  • Baños de la Encima Castle © Turespaña

    Baños de la Encima Castle © Turespaña

  

Category

Castle

Date

Siglos X-XV

Style

Andalusi
Calle de Santa Maria, s/n
23711 Baños de la Encina
Jaén, Andalusia
Jaén

Telephone+34 953613338

Websitehttp://www.bdelaencina.com

Also known as Burgalimar Castle, this is a magnificent example of military Al-Andalus architecture from the time of the caliphate. It has hardly been affected by any modifications or damage to its structure.

The imposing fortified area consists of an uninterrupted wall constructed of tamped earth and mortar, strengthened with fourteen towers on a square floor plan. The profile of the castle offers an uninterrupted succession of battlements, also square.
As indicated on the foundation stone, it was completed in the year 968 by order of the Umayyad caliph Al-Hakam I. The stone or inscription was at the main gate, a horseshoe arch flanked by two cubic towers.
After it passed into Christian hands, the most important modifications were the construction of its high keep and the partition of the interior area, the bailey, by an interior wall divided into two sectors by a circular tower that is now truncated.
 

Practical information

Rates

 

General: €3

Reduced: €2

Children: €1,5

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