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Castillo de Jarafuel(Jarafuel)

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The castle of Jarafuel in the province of Valencia is a fortress of Muslim origin, built in the 12th century, which is located in the centre of the town. The castle is in ruins, with the remains of a cylindrical tower and part of a stretch of the wall to which a square hermitage with a gabled roof was attached.

Jarafuel Castle is one of those Islamic defensive structures that have survived the passing of the centuries to become a much-loved part of our landscape, enriched by all the history they tell us.
In this case we are talking about a walled redoubt which, from the top of the hill on which the town centre climbs, has become the most characteristic of Jarafuel's monuments. Its functions were both to provide a place of protection against possible attack and to ensure that this did not happen.

Jarafuel Castle was, fundamentally, the wall and the enclosure it constituted. The wall, made of masonry, had towers or forts at its corners, such as the one that still stands next to a stretch of the old wall. And the space inside was simple, as these types of constructions usually only contained places to sleep and to store food and water.

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