Art and culture 

Albalat archaeological site

The good state of preservation of this fortress has made it an indispensable element for studying the Islamic period in Extremadura.

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Road: N-V, km 203.
Romangordo , Cáceres (Extremadura)

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  • The good state of preservation of this fortress has made it an indispensable element for studying the Islamic period in Extremadura.

    Located in the village of Romangordo in Cáceres province, the archaeological site of Albalat is a fortification from the Muslim era set on a platform that dominates the left bank of the river Tagus. Declared an asset of cultural interest, this partially-fossilized architectural ensemble helps one understand the Islamic period in Extremadura.

    Known since the 10th century by the name of Majadat al-Balat, in ancient times it was used to control one of the main points where the middle section of the Tagus could be passed. One of its most remarkable elements is the walls, along with the necropolis and the early medieval district outside the walls, where the only Arab baths to be discovered in Extremadura have been found, apart from the remains found in Mérida.

  • Origin:
  • 10th century
  • Construction:
  • Fortress
  • Art period:
  • Islamic
  • Period in history:
  • Various periods
  • Various styles
  • 10th century
  • Official name :
  • Property of Cultural Interest

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