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Castles in Granada

La Peza Castle

Castles in Granada

La Peza Castle

La Peza Castle is located at the Cerro de San Antón, just few minutes from the town of La Peza, province of Granada.

La Peza Castle is built towards the end of the 9th century A.D. after the first civil warr in Al Andalus that entails after its end the recreation of a unified State that seeks to structure the territory through well-organized castles and roads.

This defensive structure presents a wall of tapial that adapts to the orography of the site and that is protected with several towers of square plan of masonry and tapial calicastrado. One of thes was restored and can be seen today. Inside there is a cistern for water reserves and according to Munzer at the beinning of the 16th century it had stables, houses and a dungeon.


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