Spanish Towns: Monteagudo Castle

Monteagudo-castle-top

Spanish Town: Monteagudo

Monument’s Name: Monteagudo Castle

Location: South-Eastern Spain, in the small town of Monteagudo (Murcia).

Monteagudo (Murcia, Spain)

(Monteagudo, Murcia – Google Maps)

Monteagudo Castle Murcia

(Picture taken by me in November 2013)

Monteagudo Christ Murcia

(A closer view of the castle using the previous picture)

monteagudo-castle-murcia

(A much closer view – not taken by me)

Monteagudo back view

(Monteagudo Castle back view)

Monteagudo side view

(Monteagudo Castle side view)

Spanish Towns: Monteagudo Castle Brief History

Monteagudo Castle was a fortress built during the Muslim era in the Iberian Peninsula, around 1078.

The castle is situated in a strategic point, up on a mountain, where a vast piece of land could be watched, including other Spanish towns.

I can confirm that there are beautiful views, as I went to the base when I was a teenager. Crazy things you do when you’re young, as I don’t remember our climb up being the safest.

The statue of Christ of Monteagudo was not incorporated until 1951. It is 45 feet tall (14 meters) and reminds much to the huge Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil which stands at 98 feet tall (30 meters).

Here’s an interesting video I found on Youtube.

 

To see more pictures just visit this official Website.

To read more about Monteagudo Castle you can visit this Website.

I hope you enjoyed the post :-)

David

Image credit: Pedro J. Pacheco, Wikimedia, Región de Murcia Digital

 

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