Sunday, November 09, 2008

Lorca Castle / Fortaleza del Sol

Fortaleza del Sol (the fortress of the sun) is a fortress of Arabic origin which dominates the whole city of Lorca. It dates back to the 13th century, and sits on the top of a large hill.

Lorca Castle, Lorca, Spain

Lorca Castle, Lorca, Spain

The Spanish seem to have a different view of conservation than we do in the UK, they repair their ruins without too much effort to hide the repairs. This does have the benefit of allowing you to clearly identify the old from the new, but does somewhat ruin the ambiance of the ruin.

Lorca Castle, Lorca, Spain

Lorca Castle, Lorca, Spain

Lorca Castle, Lorca, Spain

Lorca Castle, Lorca, Spain

Unfortunately it was very overcast on the day I visited it, but there was a hint of blue sky when I was leaving.

Lorca Castle, Lorca, Spain

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