Larache Castle

Larache Castle, locally known as Castillo de Larache, lies on a low hill north west of Castillejo Castle, in the province of Murcia in Spain.

Larache Castle was most probably built by Abu ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn Mardanis, nicknamed "the Wolf King", king of Murcia from 1147 until 1172. It was built as a fortified palace or farm. It was probably called Hisn al-Faray and, together with the nearby castles of Monteagudo and Castillejo, had to protect the city of Murcia.

It was probably destroyed when the Taifa of Murcia fell to the invading Almohads in 1172.

At present Larache Castle can not be visited. There is bery little architectural detail to be seen, so not very interesting.


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Larache Castle

Larache Castle, locally known as Castillo de Larache, lies on a low hill north west of Castillejo Castle, in the province of Murcia in Spain.

Larache Castle was most probably built by Abu ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn Mardanis, nicknamed "the Wolf King", king of Murcia from 1147 until 1172. It was built as a fortified palace or farm. It was probably called Hisn al-Faray and, together with the nearby castles of Monteagudo and Castillejo, had to protect the city of Murcia.

It was probably destroyed when the Taifa of Murcia fell to the invading Almohads in 1172.

At present Larache Castle can not be visited. There is bery little architectural detail to be seen, so not very interesting.


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