The most beautiful castles of Andalusia

The most beautiful castles of Andalusia

Best of Castles in Andalusia

Andalusia is not only beautiful beaches, high mountains, ancient cities and white villages, but also lots of beautiful castles. Come and see the most beautiful of them

Article
La Calahorra Castle
37.184, -3.065
1 250 m / 4 101 ft

#1 La Calahorra Castle

Mystic Castle under Sierra Nevada

The beautifully symmetrical castle of Castillo de la Calahorra is located on the small hill of Cerro Amesetado (1,240 meters asl) in the northern foothills of the mighty Sierra Nevada. It is the overwhelming dominance of the region, also called Marquesado de Zenete. This building is also interesting because it is the first castle of the Italian Renaissance style outside of Italy. Very interesting is also inside, thanks to the palatial bay courtyard

I want there
Been there
and
Castle Alcazaba in Granada
37.177, -3.592
753 m / 2 470 ft

#2 Castle Alcazaba in Granada

The oldest part of the Alhambra

Alhambra Palace is one of the most famous buildings in Spain. Its oldest part is the massive Alcazaba fortress built by Moors. From the castle tower there is a great view of the city of Granada

I want there
Been there
and
Almeria Castle
36.841, -2.473
85 m / 279 ft

#3 Almeria Castle

One of the largest castles in Spain

One of the largest castles you can find in Spain is Alcazaba de Almeria. The mighty Arab fortress guarded not only the city but also an important harbor and business trails. Apart from the perfect fortification, you will also find here a typical Arabian garden.

I want there
Been there
and

Guadix Castle
37.299, -3.137
942 m / 3 091 ft

#4 Guadix Castle

A typical Moorish castle

In Guadix you will find a strong fortress - Alcazaba, like almost in every Spanish city. It dates from the 15th century and is located at the southern end of the city center. The most beautiful view of it is from the rocky dwellings to the south

I want there
Been there
and
Antequera Castle
37.014, -4.558
569 m / 1 867 ft

#5 Antequera Castle

An interesting castle over a beautiful city

Above the city of Antequera, located in the heart of Andalusia, you will of course find a beautiful castle. From it is a magnificent view of this city full of churches and ancient houses.

I want there
Been there
and
Alcaudete Castle
37.591, -4.088
695 m / 2 280 ft

#6 Alcaudete Castle

Castle over the olive trees

Above the picturesque town of Alcaudete is located the Moorish castle of the same name. The castle has a beautiful view of the surrounding olive groves stretching beyond the city and the nearby Sierra del Ahillo

I want there
Been there
and

Fortress Fortaleza de la Mota
37.46, -3.93
1 031 m / 3 383 ft

#7 Fortress Fortaleza de la Mota

A massive fortress over the city of Alcalá la Real

On the high hill above Alcalá la Real is the mighty Fortaleza de la Mota fortress. From the top you have views not only of the city, but also of endless olive groves on the other side. Within the fortress, Iglesia Mayor Abacial is the most significant building

I want there
Been there
and
Álora castle
36.82, -4.704
242 m / 794 ft

#8 Álora castle

Castle over a white city

If you venture into the typical Andalusian countryside around the white town of Álora, you should definitely go to an interesting castle located on the top of the hill - it has a breathtaking view of the city and surrounding hilly countryside

I want there
Been there
and
Castro del Río
37.691, -4.482
235 m / 771 ft

#9 Castro del Río

A town with a picturesque castle

Castro del Río is a small town with a beautiful castle, an interesting church and a traditional picturesque Andalusian white architecture.

I want there
Been there
and

Gérgal
37.121, -2.539
760 m / 2 493 ft

#10 Gérgal

The starting point for Calar Alto

Small, little-visited town of Gérgal has a beautiful castle and a large church. It is also a good starting point for the Sierra de Los Filabres, especially to the Calar Alto Observatory (2 168 meters above sea level), which is also the highest point of the mountain range.

I want there
Been there
and
Malaga Castle
36.721, -4.416
34 m / 112 ft

#11 Malaga Castle

Guardian of the old town

Directly above the old town of Malaga, the Alcazaba de Málaga, a large Moorish fortress, stands out on the hill. The castle has a beautiful view, especially on the harbor.

I want there
Been there
and