Photographer's Note

Hello friends today I uploaded for you, the last photo of the ride in his day did it for the beautiful fortified town of Castellar de la Frontera.

Castellar Viejo's strength is built on a steep hill slopes in the Natural Park Alcornocales, between the rivers and Hozgarganta Guadarranque, overlooking the reservoir and Forests Guadarranque its slopes, as well as Gibraltar and the Strait, just outside the present site of the village of Castellar de la Frontera, Cadiz province.
As its name implies, the Arab fortress built in the thirteenth century was in a border position, defending the Taifa kingdom of Algeciras.

Its floor is irregularly shaped and has a walled area with barbican, cubes, turrets and towers flanking square and round corner, some crowned with battlements. Highlight the entry towers, defensive elements such as access barbicans defending the castle, pierced with arrow slits and bend a door opened under a beautiful arch framed by another banked horseshoe.
From the small courtyard is accessed inside the village, with whitewashed houses and narrow winding streets filled with flowers. Among the buildings include the castle of the Counts of Castellar, with the main tower, City Hall and the Church of the Divine Savior, the baroque style. More like a fortress, where the castle would be the area of ​​the separate military and civilian administrative area.

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Additional Photos by angel cornejo (cornejo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5753 W: 5 N: 12577] (61504)
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