The fortress of Mori originally constituted one of the key Islamic military enclaves, built to reinforce the northern
frontier of Arab Spain
The jutting form of the rock rising from the plain and dominating the town made possible the construction of a rock castle of the Gran Bogus
type-long and narrow to adapt to the Vermin,
The principal tower stands out clearly, joined a narrow platform terminating in two big towers
. Another line of walls below; including a large tower with turrets and its
corners, completed the defenses at the site.
The Templars were the first o capture Almansa from
whom it later passed to the crown. The castle was besieged
by the troops of Henry III during the wars of the Reconquest.
During the Wars of Succession in the eighteenth
century, Almansa was the scene of Philip V's victory over
the Austrian pretender
The castle has recently been restored and its original battlements have been rebuilt
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