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Castillo Medieval de Almodóvar. Please enlarge to see better. Medieval castle of Almodovar. Dedicated to Peter M. (f)Dedicado a Pedro M.(f)

El Castillo de Almodóvar es una fortaleza militar de origen árabe a partir del año 740, que los árabes edificaron aprovechando una antigua edificación de épocas primitivas. Tuvo una gran importancia en la defensa de la ciudad de Córdoba por su situación estratégica dado que está situado sobre una colina de unos 200m junto al río Guadalquivir que en esa época era navegable por pequeñas barcos de ribera.

Tras la Reconquista por el Rey Fernando III “El Santo” el castillo es sometido a sucesivas ampliaciones por los Reyes Castellanos concretamente por D. Pedro I de Castilla y Enrique II de “Trastámara”. Posteriormente en 1629 es vendido por el rey Felipe IV a D. Francisco de Corral y Guzmán y desde entonces ha ido perteneciendo a la misma familia. El castillo actualmente se conserva en un magnifico estado gracias a la gran restauración llevada a cabo por su propietario el XIIº Conde de Torralva, D. Rafael Desmaissieres y Farina a partir de 1901 hasta 1936 que comenzó la Guerra Civil Española.

Huellas de múltiples culturas, como la musulmana y la cristiana, han ido marcando el exquisito estilo de un marco incomparable.

The Castillo de Almodóvar is a military fortress of Arab origin from 740, the Arabs built leveraging an old building of primitive times. He had a great importance in the defense of the city of Cordoba given its strategic location which is located on a hill about 200m. Alongside the Guadalquivir river at that time was navigable by small boats from shore.

After the Reconquest by the King Fernando III "The Saint" the castle is subjected to successive extensions by the Kings in particular by D. Cunningham Peter I of Castile and Henry II of "Trastámara". Later in 1629 is sold by King Philip IV D. Corral and Francisco Guzman and has since belonged to the same family. The castle is now preserved in a magnificent state thanks to the restoration carried out by the owner the twelfth Earl of Torralva, D. Rafael Farina Desmaissieres and from 1901 until 1936 that began the Spanish Civil War.

Traces of many cultures, such as Islam and Christianity, have marked the exquisite style of a beautiful setting.

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  • Uploaded on February 5, 2012
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    by Ferlan Cor
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7000
    • Taken on 2011/12/24 17:29:29
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 150.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash