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Jerez de los Caballeros Castle

The good state of preservation of Jerez de los Caballeros Castle will transport you to a regal age, when its walls drove back countless attacks.

The doorway to history


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Jerez de los Caballeros , Badajoz (Extremadura)
  • The good state of preservation of Jerez de los Caballeros Castle will transport you to a regal age, when its walls drove back countless attacks.

    On the hilltop where the Extremadura town of Jerez de los Caballeros is located, stands this castle of the same name. From which you can contemplate Sierra Morena. The structure of this regal fortress made from masonry has a pentagonal shape, and the walls that protected the inhabitants from external attacks and which is finished with semi-circular towers with battlements, is worthy of note. The most important of all of them is the keep, as suggested by its size and solidity.

    Even today, you can still see four of the six gates that this wall made of stone had: the town gate, the Burgos gate, the Santiago gate and the Alconchel gate. The castle has been fairly well preserved, in spite of the sieges it has suffered throughout history. This is possibly the fact that made it a Spanish Historic Heritage site.

  • Origin:
  • 12th century
  • Construction:
  • Castle
  • Art period:
  • Romanesque
  • Period in history:
  • 12th century
  • 15th century
  • Official name :
  • Spanish heritage site

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