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It’s ruins. Not special

Not worth the climb and walk. I’d pull up in the car and vow. What’s special is the fact it’s built... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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Worth a look for views alone

Do this short walk early morning or evening to avoid heat. The walk is not long from village but is... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

This castle was hurriedly built and was the last stand of the Muslim armies after the "Reconquista" of Spain had been savagely started. There is not much to see in the castle itself, it has great views from the top. It is more a sad...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Not worth the climb and walk. I’d pull up in the car and vow. What’s special is the fact it’s built on a pointed rock so building must have been truly back breaking fur the poor slaves who were conscripted.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Do this short walk early morning or evening to avoid heat. The walk is not long from village but is down then back up plus the stairs and scramble of the castle ruin itself. There is only 1 info sign in Spanish only near the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

The view of this from a distance is nice, but it's certainly not worth the trek up to it, especially in summer, since it's just a ruin.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

Ten minutes walk from the lovely town of Lanjaron, the remains of the castle is an old ruin, which has had some restoration work done recently. There is a fine car park, and amazing views from the balcony. And you can walk back through a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank maczi
Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

The fall of this small castle on an outcrop at the gateway to the Alpujarras marked the end of the magnificent Moor culture in Andalucia. It has been partially restored providing excellent views across Lanjaron and is easy to walk to from the town. Don't...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting place with alot of history dating back to the moors time in Spain fantastic views and senary

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Not too difficult a climb as close to the town. A ruin but safe to visit as barriers in place. If you are in the area something to see but wouldn't come here specially.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank 51happytraveller51
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Nice view from this old castle in a very cosy little town. Looks closed but the gates are open so it just to enter.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Rutger M
Reviewed July 2, 2017

interesting place to visit - walk through lajaron park from the spa & have a look at the old arabic castle

Date of experience: April 2017
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