Jumilla Castle

Jumilla Castle, locally known as Castillo de Jumilla, lies on a hill above the town of the same name, in the province of Murcia in Spain.

The site of Jumilla Castle has been inhabited since the Bronze Age. It was fortified by Iberians and Romans. After the area was conquered by the Muslims in 713, they built here a castle called Yumilla on the ancient Roman and Iberian remains.

In 1241 Jumilla Castle was conquered by troops of Ferdinand III of Castile. Around 1290 the area passed to the Kingdom of Aragon. In 1357 the castle was taken by Ferdinand of Aragon, who had sided with Peter of Castile. Shortly after, Ferdinand again pledged his obedience to his brother, Peter IV of Aragon. Thus the castle returned to the Aragonese crown. In 1358 the castle was again taken for the Castilian crown by Fadrique Alonso, Lord of Haro and Master of the Order of Santiago.

In 1462 the castle was rebuilt into the fortress we see today by Juan Pacheco, Marquess of Villena and Master of the Order of Santiago.

At present Jumilla Castle can be visited for a fee. Unfortunately when I came by it was closed due to the season. Would love to visit it again. A very nice castle.


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Jumilla Castle

Jumilla Castle, locally known as Castillo de Jumilla, lies on a hill above the town of the same name, in the province of Murcia in Spain.

The site of Jumilla Castle has been inhabited since the Bronze Age. It was fortified by Iberians and Romans. After the area was conquered by the Muslims in 713, they built here a castle called Yumilla on the ancient Roman and Iberian remains.

In 1241 Jumilla Castle was conquered by troops of Ferdinand III of Castile. Around 1290 the area passed to the Kingdom of Aragon. In 1357 the castle was taken by Ferdinand of Aragon, who had sided with Peter of Castile. Shortly after, Ferdinand again pledged his obedience to his brother, Peter IV of Aragon. Thus the castle returned to the Aragonese crown. In 1358 the castle was again taken for the Castilian crown by Fadrique Alonso, Lord of Haro and Master of the Order of Santiago.

In 1462 the castle was rebuilt into the fortress we see today by Juan Pacheco, Marquess of Villena and Master of the Order of Santiago.

At present Jumilla Castle can be visited for a fee. Unfortunately when I came by it was closed due to the season. Would love to visit it again. A very nice castle.


Gallery

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://www.castles.nl/jumilla-castle#sigFreeId1562ff6474