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Sabiote Castle

Castles in Jaén

Sabiote Castle

Sabiote Castle is located in the northeast of the town center, a few minutes from the impressive Parish Church of San Pedro and the City Hall building, in the town of Sabiote, Jaén Province, Andalusia.

Sabiote´s castle was built after the reconquest by Juan de Zuñiga in the 13th century. Its current look of strong walls and elegant and imponent bastion, as well as its current finish, is not due toits beginning, but to the reconstruction in the 16th century ordered by Don Francisco de los Cobos, secretary to Charles V, to turn it into its noble palace-residence. Its architect was Pedro de Vandelvira, and it is inspired in Renaissance Italian fortress, influence from the trips of Don Francisco “señor de La Loma”, who met Vandelvira in Italy.

Unfortunately, the castle was plundered and blowed up by Napoleon´s troops during their occupation, so it only has kept an interior sketch of a work of art.

At the back of the Castle, there is a zone of abundant vegetation covering with pines the Northeast side of Sabiote´s cornice. A road leads us to the pine forest and we come to the back wall of the cemetery, then we take a road to the Fuente de la Corregidora (Corregidora Fountain).


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