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Capilla Castle

Located on a crag, Capilla Castle holds numerous historical treasures and provides unique views of the Zújar River.

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Capilla , Badajoz (Extremadura)
  • Located on a crag, Capilla Castle holds numerous historical treasures and provides unique views of the Zújar River.

    Located on a crag, Capilla Castle holds numerous historical treasures and provides unique views of the Zújar River.

    From the watchtower of Capilla Castle, which is located in the Extremadura town of the same name, you can see extraordinary panoramic views of the plans on the left bank of the Zújar River, that are created by the La Serena dam.

    This fortress stands on a crag, located to the west of the town of Capilla, where it reveals its structure in the shape of an irregular polygon attempting to adapt to the abrupt terrain. A barbican defends the main door, which leads onto the two courtyards. Inside, the cylindrical towers, the half-demolished allure and the remains of a machicolation give you an idea of the defensive nature this castle had.

    In spite of its current appearance, you can still see the ruins of the old Arabic walls, both on the south side and the north, and the original stone paving of the staircases and rooms.

  • Construction:
  • Castle
  • Fortress
  • Art period:
  • Islamic
  • Period in history:
  • Various periods
  • Various styles

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