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

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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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Comments (220)

Ferlancor on September 19, 2013

Gracias Kati por tu visita, comentario y like 154.

Saludos.

Fernando

Zygmunt Borowski on October 29, 2013

Fantastic castle - like

Best greetings from Zygmunt

Ferlancor on November 3, 2013

Gracias Zygmunt por tu visita, comentario y like 155.

Saludos.

Fernando.

Lloret on February 5, 2014

Beautiful castle, nice capture, LIKE

hschwe on February 17, 2014

Like,beautiful scene,well taken,greetings from Helmut. Sorry for delay. Reason y´ll see later;))

Ferlancor on February 18, 2014

Gracias Helmut por tu segunda visita y comentario.

Saludos.

Fernando.

RNLatvian on February 24, 2014

Muito lindo! Cheio de detalhes! Like!

Ferlancor on February 25, 2014

Gracias RNLativan por tu visita,comentario y Like 157.

Saludos.

Fernando.

Karl Pallinger on March 4, 2014

herrlich, Spanien hat so viele wunderschöne Burgen bei den meisten ist nur der Strand in Spanien bekannt, aber nicht die vielen tollen Burgen, viele Grüße, Karl

Ferlancor on March 7

Gracias Palka por tu visita, comentario y like 158 F 78.

Saludos.

Fernando.

ch' caf' on March 14

What a beautiful castle at the top of the hill! I like it! It's a pleasure to discover your country through your photos. Saludos, Christian

Ferlancor on March 15

Gracias ch' caf' por tu visita, comentario y like 159.

Saludos.

Fernando.

Anand Singh on March 21

Beautiful castle, great picture.

LIKE 160 + FAV 79

Best wishes, Anand

Ferlancor on March 23

Gracias Thisisdr por tu visita, comentario y like 160 F 79.

Saludos.

Fernando.

Annelise L Floroian on April 23

Splendid place ,beautiful picture !L

Ferlancor on April 23

Gracias Annelise por tu visita, comentario y

like 161.

Saludos.

Fernando

xalx68 on May 5

Impressive place and castle, very beautiful captured. Like.

Ferlancor on May 5

Gracias xalx por tu visita, comentario y like 162.

Saludos.

Fernando.

elakramine on June 30

Excellent point of shot, very beautiful and good composition ! ,YSL: 80/163

Best wishes from Morocco, elakramine

David Guruli on July 5

Very beautiful view.
Wonderful capture.
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Best regards from Georgia, David.

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Photo taken in Almodóvar del Río, Córdoba, Spain

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  • Uploaded on February 5, 2012
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    by Ferlancor
    • 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

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