Salobreña Castle

The Salobreña Castle

Salobreña Castle

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When you think of the village of Salobreña, usually the first thing that comes to mind is the impressive Moorish Castle that sits atop its giant crag.

It was first built by the Moors in the 10th century, but like other castles in the area, it was later used and expanded by the Christian population.

  • Address: Calle Paseo de las Flores, 18680 Salobreña, Granada, Spain
  • Telephone: 958 610 314
  • Price: Standard Admission: €4, Reduced Admission*: €2
  • Free Admission: Every Monday evening during the scheduled timetable

Salobreña Castle Hours

15 June – 31 August: AM: 10:00 to 1:30
PM: 5.30 to 8:00
1 Sept – Oct 31st: AM: 10:00 to 2:00
PM: 5:00 to 7.30
Nov 1st – 28 Feb: AM: 10:00 to 2:00
PM: 4:00 to 6:00
1 March – March 31st: AM: 10:00 to 2:00
PM: 5:00 to 7:00
April 1 - 14 June: AM: 10:00 to 2:00
PM: 5:30 to 8:30

** Access to the monument until 30 minutes before closing.

** Open every day, except 24, 25 and 31 December and 1 January.

*Reduced admission will be applied as follows: groups of 12 or more, disabled persons, registered unemployed people, members of families with 3 or more children, adults over 65 years of age who are residents of the European Union, holders of a “Youth Card”, and holders of the “Salobreña Cultural Card".

Salobreña Castle

The History of the Salobreña Castle

During Moorish times the inner area of the castle was used as a royal palace as well as a royal prison (several Arab kings have been imprisoned within its walls). The outer castle areas were focused on defense and built by the Christians in the 15th century.

The castle retained its military importance until the late eighteenth century when Francisco Ramírez de Madrid was awarded the title of warden by the catholic kings due to his involvement in the conquest of Salobreña from the Moors.

Although large reformations were carried out over the years, the Salobreña castle was finally abondoned in 1849 when it fell into ruin and was no longer useful as a strategic military base.

The Salobreña Castle - A Castle with a View

From the top of the castle you will enjoy stunning views in all directions. Below you will see the lush sugar cane fields running to the edge of the Mediterreanean sea and in the distance the Salobreña beaches stretch for miles towards the east and west... joined in the middle by the great penon. To the North, the staggering Sierra Nevada mountains soar to the clouds, often capped in snow.
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