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Peña de Ardales Castle

Castles in Málaga

Peña de Ardales Castle

The Peña de Ardales Castle is located next to Nuestra Señora de los Remedios Church.

To conclude with the centre of the town of Ardales we find Peña de Ardales, a medieval fortification that was originally a pre historical settlement, an Iberian fortified village and, very probably, th location of a Roman temple. The current fortification is located here because Omar ben Harfsun conquered the Peña, where originally a representative of the Cordoba state was settled (al-Tayubi) in the year 883 A.D. Omar, the leader of the Mozarabic riot in the mountain ranges of Malaga, fortified the Sajrat Farda Fardaris. He enclosed the natural perimeter with walls and towers and built on the top a square fortress. The Peña de Ardales Castle is a clear landmark in the area and remains in time since the Middle Ages. From the castle and from the Turón Castle, which has been reinforced, the Castilian attacks were repelled in the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries. La Peña was definately conquered by the troops lead by King Juan II and established themselves in Teba Castle in 1453.

Now, the Peña de Ardales Castle stores architectural remains from the walls, from the door of Justice and from the fortress. The fortress was bakly damaged because it was destroyed during the War of Independence.

The fortress has now become a landscape viewpoint and from this point can be seen the impressiveness of the Guadalteba region, its mountain ranges, its opoen country, its valley and its rivers.

Peña de Ardales Castle

Peña de Ardales Castle

Peña de Ardales Castle


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