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Almorchón Castle

On top of an outcrop from which Cabeza de Buey can be controlled, we find the ruins of what was a great fortress: Almorchón castle.

The powerful castle of the Templar Knights.


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06600 Almorchón , Badajoz (Extremadura)
  • On top of an outcrop from which Cabeza de Buey can be controlled, we find the ruins of what was a great fortress: Almorchón castle.

    In the town of Cabeza de Buey, less than 2 kilometres from the town of Almorchón, we find this fortress, which was built by the Moslems and later passed into the hands of the Knights Templar, who transformed it into a powerful castle. Later, the Order of Alcántara built over its walls again, giving it the appearance that we know today.

    The castle is built in a strategic place, so that nobody could attack or enter it without being seen by its inhabitants. Behind its small walls, there were three cylindrical towers and a pentagonal one: the keep.

    Besides these typical buildings, the castle had lodgings with chimneys and windows, a well and a chapel of which nothing remains nowadays.

  • Origin:
  • 15th century
  • Construction:
  • Castle
  • Art period:
  • Mudejar
  • Period in history:
  • Various periods
  • Various styles

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