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Castle of the Star (Castillo de la Estrella)

Calle Malaga, 29327 Teba, Spain
+34 952 74 80 20
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Stunning views in a most unexpected place

This castle is very atmospheric and we were lucky to be there with the bluest of skies in January... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
Glynis B
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
A stunning piece of......

..... Spanish history to visit. It's easy to see why it was fought over given its 360° of... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Paul T
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good20%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“worth a visit” (2 reviews)
“black douglas” (5 reviews)
“sir james” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Calle Malaga, 29327 Teba, Spain
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+34 952 74 80 20
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

This castle is very atmospheric and we were lucky to be there with the bluest of skies in January. The views are simply stunning and you could see why the castle was built here. Unfortunately the castle was closed when we were there but it...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

..... Spanish history to visit. It's easy to see why it was fought over given its 360° of outstanding views. We were even treated to a close flyby of about 20 vultures which move effortlessly in the thermals. Being so old it's very ruinous of...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This castle is clearly visible from our house, on the top of a very steep hill, how it was built simply unbelievable! We went to walk around the main keep and we're amazed at what it is like inside, it is easy to imagine the...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

A lot of Scottish history lies uncovered here. Surprisingly interesting place. Great views any good museum.

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Reviewed 2 December 2016

1330 and Alfonso's forces received unexpected backup from the army being led to the Crusades by Sir James Douglas, or Black Douglas, a warrior. Douglas had helped Robert the Bruce defeat Edward II and the English at Bannockburn in 1314. A few ruined towers remain...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Beautiful castle set over looking Teba with magnificent sunset and views. The castle inside has loads of history and a guide twice a week to explain the history Do visit at sunset to see the beauty of the area.

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Reviewed 30 June 2016

In 1329, as Robert the Bruce, King of Scots, lay dying he made one last request of his friend and lieutenant, Sir James Douglas. The King charged that, after his death, Sir James should take his embalmed heart and bear it with him on crusade....More

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Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

I simply like stepping back in time and walking round the grounds and looking at the amazing views. Can't wait to visit again !

Thank Martyn John C
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

There are lovely views from the moorish castle, which as you would expect is up on high above the town, which itself is accessed via a steep ascent. We made a detour on our way back to Antequera from Ronda. The Teba gorge is nearby,...More

1  Thank A F
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Reviewed 18 July 2015

the only problem was the castle was not open,but I will be back to get the full history of Black Douglas.

Thank 131415IAN
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