CASTLES OF SPAIN - Castle of Almodóvar del Río, Córdoba. The castle, sits above the town, on top of a sheer-walled monolith. The castle’s origins date back to Roman times. The actual construction, however, was built by the Arabs in 760. Under the rule of Fernando III it came to the Christians in 1240, under Pedro I and Enrique II it even served as royal residence. Later the fortress was handed to the knightly order of Calatrava and then to the order of Santiago.
CASTLES OF SPAIN - Castillo de la Yedra (Jaén) Andalucia - The Castillo de Cazorla or de la Yedra (Ivy Castle) which is Roman in origin. It was rebuilt by the Arabs and completed by the Christians during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
Sádaba Castle, Sádaba, Aragon, Spain.... www.castlesandmanorhouses.com .... Sádaba Castle is mentioned for the first time in a document from 1125, although the architectural structure suggests the present structure was built in the first half of the 13th century. It is not known who built it, but Sancho VII of Navarre is the prime candidate. It has plain Cistercian-style decorations, tall walls and seven square towers. Inside is a courtyard with a large water cistern and a chapel