Tabernas castle dates back to the 11th century

Castillo de Tabernas is a ruined castle on the outskirts of the municipality of Tabernas, Almería province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. It was built in the 11th century during the time of Arab domination. It is of Moorish style and is situated on top of a hill. When it was built, it occupied the entire hill, though currently only a part is preserved. In 1993, it was declared a Bien de Interés Cultural monument. During the siege of Almeria, Ferdinand and Isabella ensconced themselves in the castle.

Among the legends of the castle are those that refer to the many secret passages that connect the fortress with various points in the town such as the Rambla de Oscayar and the mills.

GPS coordinates: 37°03′08″N 2°23′40″W

From Granada 1 hr 33 min (140 km) via A-92

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