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Nicely restored fort with panorama.

The fort is located directly above the cave. The serpent footpath is not difficult at all to... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Rishon Lezion, Israel
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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
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5 Nov 2018
“Nicely restored fort with panorama.”
28 Jul 2018
“Nice view of Arecena”
Cerro del Castillo, Aracena, Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park, Spain
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

The fort is located directly above the cave. The serpent footpath is not difficult at all to ascend. On the toop you'll find a nicely restored medieval fort and a breathtaking panorama of Aracena and its surroundings.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fane_Babanul
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: April 2016
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

Date of experience: March 2016
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.

Date of experience: October 2015
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

Date of experience: September 2015
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

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank hans-jaguar
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