Fodor's Expert Review Castillo de San Miguel

Almuñecar Castle/Palace

A Roman fortress once stood here, later enlarged by the Moors, but the castle's present aspect, crowning the city, owes more to 16th-century additions. The building was bombed during the Peninsular War in the 19th century, and what was left was used as a cemetery until the 1990s. You can wander the ramparts and peer into the dungeon; the skeleton at the bottom is a reproduction of human remains discovered on the spot.


Quick Facts

Calle San Miguel Bajo
Almuñécar, Andalusia  18690, Spain


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €4, includes admission to Cueva de Siete Palacios, Closed Mon.

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