Castle of Banyeres

Local nameCastell de Banyeres
LocationAlacant / Alicante, Spain

The castle of Banyeres de Mariola, Valencian Community, is an Almohad fortress built in the 13th century, which is situated on the tossal de l'Àguila, eng: hill of the eagle, in the geographical center of Banyeres, with an elevation of 830 meters above the sea level.

The castle, irregularly shaped, has two enclosures and adapts to the ground. His most significant element is his tower of 17 meters. It has a square ground plan and three heights and is made of rammed earth. The remains of walls, also made with mud, they have pockets made in later period and dominated the arches with voussoirs. Within the grounds there is a cistern and a chapel.

It is currently the headquarters of Banyeres festive museum.

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Coordinates 38°42'55.699" N -0°39'28.036" E

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