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Castillo de Santa Olalla del Cala

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Address: Santa Olalla del Cala, Spain
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Es un castillo del siglo XIII, de estilo gótico-mudéjar, con caracteres...

Es un castillo del siglo XIII, de estilo gótico-mudéjar, con caracteres almohades. Edificado en 1296 por orden de Sancho IV.De planta rectangular, recinto amurallado de 135 metros por 54 metros, con un espesor de 2,30 metros. Se conservan almenas y parapetos en la muralla.

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Good clean walls 10 towers

Following the castle’s decline as a fortress other uses were found for it. During the19th century and into the 20th century the castle precinct and curtain walls were used as the... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2016
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

Following the castle’s decline as a fortress other uses were found for it. During the19th century and into the 20th century the castle precinct and curtain walls were used as the municipal cemetery. The walls were pierced to form burial niches. In 1949 the castle was declared a site of cultural interest and measures were taken to preserve the site.

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

The castle was built next to a building that has served as a mezquita, a synagogue and a Catholic Church. The church building is from at least the 800s when it served as a synagogue. The castle is from the 1200s and is very imposing and built on several levels. The castle was used in the 1800s and early 1900s... More 

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