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Almansa


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Name: Almansa
Location: Albacete
Country: Spain

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The fortress of Mori originally constituted one of the key Islamic military enclaves, built to reinforce the northern frontier of Arab Spain The jutting form of the rock rising from the plain and dominating the town made possible the construction of a rock castle of the Gran Bogus type-long and narrow to adapt to the Vermin, The principal tower stands out clearly, joined a narrow platform terminating in two big towers . Another line of walls below; including a large tower with turrets and its corners, completed the defenses at the site. The Templars were the first o capture Almansa from whom it later passed to the crown. The castle was besieged by the troops of Henry III during the wars of the Reconquest. During the Wars of Succession in the eighteenth century, Almansa was the scene of Philip V's victory over the Austrian pretender. The castle has recently been restored and its original battlements have been rebuilt



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