Guardamar Castle known since 12th century

Guardamar Castle is located on a rocky hill next to the town of the same name, in the Vega Baja del Segura region (Alicante, Valencian Community, Spain).

Of Arab origin, it is an elongated enclosure divided into two sections. The upper part constitutes the castle itself, with a polygonal plan, dating from the first half of the 12th century and of which very few remains can be seen, since it was destroyed during the strong earthquake of March 1829.

The lower part is larger and is surrounded by a Gothic wall that underwent important modifications in the 16th century. The most important elements are some sections of its solid walls, as well as the bases of some towers and auxiliary constructions.

The area of ​​most archaeological value is the so-called Baluarte de la Pólvora. The town remained within these walls until the earthquake of 1829, when it was moved.

It is currently in a state of ruin, it has been partially rehabilitated, and archaeological excavations are still being carried out.

Guardamar del Segura or briefly Guardamar is a municipality of the province of Alicante located at the mouth of the river Segura in southern Valencia (autonomous community), Spain. It is a Mediterranean Costa Blanca resort, with a large pine forest abutting an 11-km-long white sand beach.

GPS coordinates: 38°05′30″N 0°39′28″W

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