El Castillo de La Iruela

  • La Iruela’s Castle is located on top of a very steep rock, so abrupt that it makes the fortress unassailable.
  • It was built in times of Muslim Rule and was conquered by the Christians in the 13th century, making it bigger and being used as Templar’s headquarters.
  • It is made up by three enclosures at different levels. The donjon is located in the highest part where we can enjoy the views of the amazing landscapes.
  • Declared Historical Monument in 1985, it holds inside its walls Santo Domingo’s Church. The church was built by the Franciscan order de los Cobos after Santo Domingo de Silos, patron Saint of La Iruela.
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La Iruela’s castle is located on top of a very steep rock, so abrupt that it makes the fortress unassailable, this explain the fact that the walls are thin. It was built in times of Muslim Rule and was conquered by the Christians in the 13th century, making it bigger and being used as Templar’s headquarters. Declared Historical Monument in 1985, it is one of the most spectacular castles in the province of Jaen.

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