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Monteagudo Castle. Murcia

Monteagudo
30160 -Murcia-

Spanish name: Castillo de Monteagudo

Monteagudo Castle. Murcia Located in the district of Monteagudo, some 5 kilometers from the city of Murcia, this fortress can be seen from pretty much all the neighboring areas as it is on top of a hill at an elevation of 149 meters above sea level.
 
The origin of the castle dates back to the Islamic period, around the year 1078, when Abderramán Ibn Tahir, first Muslim king of Murcia, was sent to prison after being dethroned. In the 12th century the castle became a symbol of the Hispano-Islamic resistance against the Almohads before being turned into the residence of King Alfonso X and of Castilian monarchs ever after.
 
The castle of Monteaguado has two concentric areas on top of the hill. The upper area has a rectangular floor with cubic towers, the central square and the rooms, whereas the lower floor has a wall that makes the building look impregnable.
 
On top of the fortress sits the "Monteagudo Christ", a 14-meter statue created by artist Nicolás Martínez in 1951.
 
You can also check our Guide of Castles in Murcia

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Monteagudo Castle. Murcia
Monteagudo Castle. Murcia
Monteagudo Castle. Murcia
Monteagudo Castle. Murcia
Monteagudo Castle. Murcia
Monteagudo Castle. Murcia
Monteagudo Castle. Murcia
Monteagudo Castle. Murcia
Monteagudo Castle. Murcia
Monteagudo Castle. Murcia
Monteagudo Castle. Murcia
Monteagudo Castle. Murcia
Monteagudo Castle. Murcia. Panoramic views of Murcia
Monteagudo Castle. Murcia. Panoramic views of Murcia
Monteagudo Castle. Murcia. Panoramic views of Murcia
Monteagudo Castle. Murcia. Panoramic views of Murcia

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