Cultural heritage

Castillejo del Madroño

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This castle is nestled in a very steep slope and is difficult to access. It was probably built in the early Middle Ages, because the fragments of handmade pottery that have been found here strongly suggest this. Its use in the 10th and 11th centuries is also evident due to other pottery remains found dating from that time right up until the Nasrid Period. During this time the castle was used to guard the coast of Sorvilán from sea attacks. It is circular in shape, made of stone and is nine metres tall. The outside is in fairly good condition. The door/window is decorated with a rounded arch. The upper third of the building is hollow whilst the remaining two thirds are solid.

BASIC INFORMATION

Region: Alpujarra and Valle de Lecrín
Municipality: Melicena
Postcode: 18713


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