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Beas de Segura city walls

Beas de Segura city walls

Municipality: Beas de Segura

Regions: Sierra de Segura

Latitude: 38.250724°

Longitude: -2.885805°

Altitude: 607.211 m


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Introduction

Beas the Segura is located on the west side of Sierra de Segura. During the Middle Ages, there was a fortress with a complex defensive system. Nowadays we can find just the ruins of some wall.

The fortress lay on the most elevated top of a rocky plateau in the quarter currently known as La Villa.

The only remains we can find of the Beas castle are some walls and some parts of its towers such as la Torre del Reloj. In this tower are the remains of a bell gable and a rear entrance.

However, the current buildings in the old town of Beas de Segura have hiddenmuch of these ruins.

 

Historical Data

The city was built around an old fortress similar to an alcazaba built by Muslims around the 9th century.

This fortress was built on the border of the Christian Kingdom as an important bastion of the Granada Nasrid Kingdom military strategy.

In 1234, La Villa de Beas was conquered by King Ferdinand III of Castile and given to the military Order of Santiago. Beas’ defensive system was strenghtened by the Order of Santiago to prevent Muslim attacks.

In 1750, el Consejo de ÓrdenesMilitares (Military Orders Conseil) ordered the demolition of the town wall and the fort attached to it. Therefore, these days it is difficult to see how the Beas de Segura Castle would have looked at the time.

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Beas de Segura city walls
Beas de Segura city walls
Beas de Segura city walls
Beas de Segura city walls
Beas de Segura city walls

Location

Project funded by:

European Union Feder Funds Junta de Andalucía

Project coordinated by:

Association for Rural Development for the District of El Condado de Jaén Association for Rural Development of Sierra Sur de Jaén Group for Rural Development of Sierra de Segura Association for Rural Development of Sierra Mágina Association for Socioeconomic Development of La Loma y Las Villas Association for Rural Development of Campiña Norte de Jaén Association for Rural Development of Sierra de Cazorla
Castillos y Fortalezas de la Provincia de Jaén