Year of visit
  • 2016

Location

Adress: Next to the CM-412 road, Albacete, Spain.

Gorgojí Tower

Gorgojí Tower, locally known as Torre de Gorgojí, lies in a field, west of the town of Alcaraz in the province of Albacete in Spain.

Gorgojí Tower probably was founded around 1100 under Muslim rule. In 1213 the nearby town of Alcaraz was conquered by Alfonso VIII of Castile. In that same year, the soldiers and settlers he had left there to repopulate the town, conquered this tower. Later is was also owned by the Knights of the Order of Santiago.

In modern times the tower had become a private dwelling and several buildings were built around and against it. In 2009 it was already standing empty and plans were made to restore it. In 2011 however half of the tower collapsed due to heavy rains and disrepair. Now it is just a ruin, although a very nice one. Hopefully it will be consolidated.

At present Gorgojí Tower is fenced off and can not be visited. A really nice tower.


Gallery

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Year of visit
  • 2016

Location

Adress: Next to the CM-412 road, Albacete, Spain.

Year of visit
  • 2016

Location

Adress: Next to the CM-412 road, Albacete, Spain.

Gorgojí Tower

Gorgojí Tower, locally known as Torre de Gorgojí, lies in a field, west of the town of Alcaraz in the province of Albacete in Spain.

Gorgojí Tower probably was founded around 1100 under Muslim rule. In 1213 the nearby town of Alcaraz was conquered by Alfonso VIII of Castile. In that same year, the soldiers and settlers he had left there to repopulate the town, conquered this tower. Later is was also owned by the Knights of the Order of Santiago.

In modern times the tower had become a private dwelling and several buildings were built around and against it. In 2009 it was already standing empty and plans were made to restore it. In 2011 however half of the tower collapsed due to heavy rains and disrepair. Now it is just a ruin, although a very nice one. Hopefully it will be consolidated.

At present Gorgojí Tower is fenced off and can not be visited. A really nice tower.


Gallery

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://castles.nl/gorgoji-tower#sigFreeIdb5228ad63f

Year of visit
  • 2016

Location

Adress: Next to the CM-412 road, Albacete, Spain.