Almansa

Castles of the World: Reference for castles, palaces and monasteries including: castle tours, medieval architecture, hotels, travel, plans, weddings, castles for sale, souvenirs, books, directory, site of the week, history, armor and swords.

Tours Castle Tours  Hotels Castle Hotels  Architecture Architecture  Castles for Sale Castles for Sale World Tours Escorted Tours
Search Search  Bulletin Board Bulletin Board  Kids Kid's Castles Kids Cruises Kids River Cruises Kids Resorts

Previous Page Home Page Top Page Next Page

 

Name: Almansa
Location: Albacete 
Country: Spain
Review this castle


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

Have you visited a castle?
Do you know something about a castle?
If so, write something about it here.
Review this castle

 


Previous Page Home Page Top Page Next Page

                                                                                                     

 

Member of the Castles of the World Network
Copyright 1995 - 2013 Castles of the World (www.castles.org)