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Castle San Juan de las Águilas

Calle Murillo, 4
30880 Águilas Telf:  968 493 287

Spanish name: Castillo de San Juan de las Águilas
Castles and Fortresses of Cartagena. Mazarrón and Águilas

Castle San Juan de las Águilas. Murcia Castles of Spain Castillo de San Juan de las Águilas, 18th century military fortress on the Mediterranean coast of Águilas, was built exactly as it looks today. The castle was built on two defense walls from the 15th and 16th centuries which comprised two clearly differentiated bodies: the fortress of San Juan and the battery of San Pedro, both connected through and outdoor walk built on two parallel retaining walls. From the towers, highest points of this construction, it was easier to spot the enemies, mainly Berbers and pirates. The steep path that leads to the top of the large, rocky hill on which the castle sits, did certainly deter enemies from trying to conquer the fortress. The city, which grew around the rocky headland on which the castle stands, on the side further away from the sea, contributed to improving the defense of the castle, which was pretty much impregnable.
 
The two stories of San Juan fortress, one of the best fortified castles at the time, still has its full architectural volume. A spiral staircase no longer existing led to the roof, where castle inhabitants used baileys to defend the fortress. There are only 3 baileys left.  
 
After significant renovation works, the castle was turned into a museum. There is easy access to the castle from the Murillo street, with magnificent views of the city, its surrounding area and the beaches.
 
Opening hours:
September 16 – June 14:
Tuesday to Friday, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm and 4-6 pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm and 4-6 pm
 
June 15 – September 14:
Tuesday to Friday, 11 am - 1:00 pm and 6-9 pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 11 am - 2 pm and 6-9 pm
 
Admission fee:  €2
 
You can also check our Guide of Castles in Murcia
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Castle San Juan de las Águilas. Murcia Castles of Spain
Castle San Juan de las Águilas. Murcia Castles of Spain
Castle San Juan de las Águilas. Murcia Castles of Spain
Castle San Juan de las Águilas. Murcia Castles of Spain
Castle San Juan de las Águilas. Murcia Castles of Spain
Castle San Juan de las Águilas. Murcia Castles of Spain
Castle San Juan de las Águilas. Murcia Castles of Spain
Castle San Juan de las Águilas. Murcia Castles of Spain
Castle San Juan de las Águilas. Murcia Castles of Spain
Castle San Juan de las Águilas. Murcia Castles of Spain
Castle San Juan de las Águilas. Murcia Castles of Spain
Castle San Juan de las Águilas. Murcia Castles of Spain
Castle San Juan de las Águilas. Murcia Castles of Spain
Castle San Juan de las Águilas. Murcia Castles of Spain
Castle San Juan de las Águilas. Murcia Castles of Spain
Castle San Juan de las Águilas. Murcia Castles of Spain
Castle San Juan de las Águilas. Murcia Castles of Spain
Castle San Juan de las Águilas. Murcia Castles of Spain
Castle San Juan de las Águilas. Murcia Castles of Spain
Castle San Juan de las Águilas. Murcia Castles of Spain

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