Year of visit
  • 2016

Location

Adress: Near Barranco de la Virgen, Caravaca de la Cruz, Murcia, Spain.

Rey Moro Castle

Rey Moro Castle, locally known as Cueva Castillo del Rey Moro or just Cueva del Rey Moro, lies in a cave in a small valley south west the town of Caravaca de la Cruz in the province of Murcia in Spain.

Nothing is really known about this fortification. It was built in the valley of the Quípar river and used to guard the old road between Granada and Caravaca de la Cruz. Maybe it also served as a toll station. It is essentialy a natural cave, formed by erosion, some fifty meters above the valley floor, which is closed off by a mud mortar wall with battlements. It probably dates back to the 12th or 13th century.

Its current name; Cueva Castillo del Rey Moro, literally translates to Cave Castle of the Moorish King. Because legend has it that it was the home of a Moorish king and his favorite wife, who choose to rather live here, in this idyllic valley, than in Caravaca de la Cruz.

The cave can freely be visited. Getting to the cave will take a short hike with some light climbing. A nice cave castle in a beautiful area.


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Year of visit
  • 2016

Location

Adress: Near Barranco de la Virgen, Caravaca de la Cruz, Murcia, Spain.

Year of visit
  • 2016

Location

Adress: Near Barranco de la Virgen, Caravaca de la Cruz, Murcia, Spain.

Rey Moro Castle

Rey Moro Castle, locally known as Cueva Castillo del Rey Moro or just Cueva del Rey Moro, lies in a cave in a small valley south west the town of Caravaca de la Cruz in the province of Murcia in Spain.

Nothing is really known about this fortification. It was built in the valley of the Quípar river and used to guard the old road between Granada and Caravaca de la Cruz. Maybe it also served as a toll station. It is essentialy a natural cave, formed by erosion, some fifty meters above the valley floor, which is closed off by a mud mortar wall with battlements. It probably dates back to the 12th or 13th century.

Its current name; Cueva Castillo del Rey Moro, literally translates to Cave Castle of the Moorish King. Because legend has it that it was the home of a Moorish king and his favorite wife, who choose to rather live here, in this idyllic valley, than in Caravaca de la Cruz.

The cave can freely be visited. Getting to the cave will take a short hike with some light climbing. A nice cave castle in a beautiful area.


Gallery

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://castles.nl/rey-moro-castle#sigFreeIdc304d7d53f

Year of visit
  • 2016

Location

Adress: Near Barranco de la Virgen, Caravaca de la Cruz, Murcia, Spain.