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Castle of Hornachos

The castle of Hornachos in the province of Badajoz still has some traces of its Muslim past and shows signs of its importance for the military orders of Santiago and Alcántara.

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Hornachos , Badajoz (Extremadura)

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  • The castle of Hornachos in the province of Badajoz still has some traces of its Muslim past and shows signs of its importance for the military orders of Santiago and Alcántara.

    The castle of Hornachos is perched on a high crag which dominates the town from which it takes its name, in the province of Badajoz. This fortification was erected by the Arabs in the 11th century to demarcate the boundaries between the Muslim kingdoms of Badajoz and Toledo. Boundaries that later served to delimit the jurisdictions of the military orders of Santiago and Alcántara.

    A fortress built in adobe and masonry of which only a few traces remain.

  • Origin:
  • 9th century
  • Construction:
  • Castle
  • Fortress
  • Art period:
  • Islamic
  • Period in history:
  • Various periods
  • Various styles

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