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Nice view of Arecena

There’s not much to see or do once you’re in the castle, but it’s ok for a wonder about in the... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Pretty views from this fortress which is mostly in ruins.

This, like the church that is nearby, is interesting more for the views than for the history or the... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
London, ON
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  • Terrible3%
28 Jul 2018
“Nice view of Arecena”
29 Dec 2017
“Pretty views from this fortress which is mostly in ruins.”
Aracena, Aracena, Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park, Spain
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

There’s not much to see or do once you’re in the castle, but it’s ok for a wonder about in the sunshine. There is a headphone guide. It’s only open for a limited time during the day.

Thank ouime60
Reviewed 30 December 2017

This, like the church that is nearby, is interesting more for the views than for the history or the architecture. The fortified area is largely in ruins, so as a castle/fortress, it is not as interesting as other castles in the area.

Thank Chileice
Reviewed 3 June 2016

I agree that it the highlight is the walk to the top of the hill above Aracena to this lovely peaceful location and its great views. The walk down to the north of the castle via the pretty little lanes to the entrance to the...More

Thank NomadicTraveller7
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

It is an easy and pleasant walk to the top. It is even possible to drive till almost the top, but I wouldn't not recommend it. One you are there, you can visit a church and fortress remaining standing wall. But nothing remarkable. The best...More

2  Thank RNavarrete
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

From the fort you have a great view over Aracena and the valley. Unfortunately the fort was closed and we could not enter. Anyhow it was worth to climb to the top.

1  Thank M S
Reviewed 27 September 2015

. Yes, more uphill. But this is undoubtedly one of the hilltops in the Sierra de Aracena that is very much worth getting out of breath for. Here, unlike in many other towns, you can walk all around the fortress on a wide cobbled path/road....More

Thank Turista-Inglesa
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Recinto fortificado – Aracena. After you have visited the Iglesia Prioral Del Castillo, by leaving the church walk to the right again a bit uphill, and after about 100 meters you will arrive on the ruins from the “Recinto Fortificado” de Aracena, there is a...More

Thank Hans G
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