The Alconchel Castle dates back to the 12th century

The Alconchel Castle or Miraflores Castle is built on the top of the Miraflores hill, it is a defensive building in the border area that is currently being recovered for hospitality and its dependencies can be visited. Its origins date back to the 12th century. It is near a small stream, a tributary of the Guadiana River, so the hollow of its channel served as a natural defense.

It is located in the municipality of Alconchel, Spanish municipality located about 45 km from Badajoz, capital of the province of the same name, in the Autonomous Community of Extremadura, southwest of the province of Badajoz, halfway between Olivenza and Jerez de los Caballeros, on an area dominated by the Puercas and Cobana mountains and bordering Portugal. It is in the region of Llanos de Olivenza and, given that it is located on a high hill, the strategic value of the fortification is deduced since from it a large area of ​​land can be seen around it.

GPS coordinates: 38°31′20″N 7°04′06″W

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