Dating benalmadena spain
On this hill are two sets of walls protecting an inner and outer citadel.The outer citadel contains the palace’s stunning gardens with fountains and gateways that the Arabs built out of old Roman columns.
The structure was only rediscovered in 1951 and considering all its been through is actually in pretty good shape today.
It’s also just a lovely building, with an elegant iron and glass canopy, Mudéjar arches and a magnificent stained-glass window.
Come to buy all the usual market produce, like fruit & veg, meat (both raw and cured), cheese, fresh bread and some local honey or sherry.
Unlike the Alcazaba the site has a more warlike purpose, with lookout towers and ramparts that are still standing today, competing with the pines on the hillside.
There has been a fortress here since the Phoenicians more than 2,500 years ago and this castle was the scene of a pivotal siege in 1487.