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A medieval castle built with yellow and reddish stones that also offers the nicest sunsets in the city.

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La Fortaleza del Sol

Castles in the sky.

Lorca Castle, which is known as Fortaleza del Sol (Fortress of the Sun) is one of the largest castles in the whole of Spain, but its importance doesn't lie in its size. This enormous mass of yellow and reddish stone played an extremely important role in the wars between Christians and Muslims. It was built during the Middle Ages between the 9th and 15th centuries and continuously changed hands from one side to another. During the Muslim period, its wall known as the Muro del Espaldón was divided into two and served as a place of refuge for the Muslims during Christian attempts of invasion. When the Christians conquered this castle around the 13th century, it played a very important and key defensive point for the reconquest led by James I of Aragon who managed to take the city of Murcia. This castle tells one the most important episodes of the Murcian community, and if that wasn't enough, it also offers one of the nicest sunsets in the region.



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