Castellar de la Frontera

Castellar de la Frontera
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Located at the heart of the Campo de Gibraltar region, practically all of the municipal areas, places worth visiting are Castellar Castle, the "Old Village', declared a Monument of Historical and Artistic Importance in 1963, located atop a hill at the foot of which lies Guadarranque reservoir, and within a beautiful fortress, whose highlights are the Nazari castle and the Palace of the Marquis of El Moscoso; a number of different projects, including a tourist complex of country cottages for rent, have made this delightful spot the ideal place for a first-class holiday in contact with nature.

History

The Moslems called it Al-Qasr. In fact, no record of any settlement exists prior to this period. From the 12th century until its eventual conquest halfway through the 15th century, it was a border town, frequently changing hands between the Christians and Moslems. The walls of the mediaeval fort bear witness to its past, which is also evident in its name: Castellar, meaning "place where there is a castle" and Frontera (border).

Today it is made up of two parts: Castellar Viejo ('Old Castellar') and Castellar Nuevo ('New Castellar'). The old centre of Castellar Viejo lies within the walls of the Nazari castle, declared a Monument of Historical and Artistic Importance in 1963. Castellar Nuevo was created in 1971 on the orders of the National Colonisation Institute.

Castellar de la Frontera
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Castellar de la Frontera
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Castellar de la Frontera
Tourist area
Distance to the capital (km)
153
Altitude above sea level (m)
47
Extension (Km 2 )
178
No. of Inhabitants
3109
Demonym
Castellarenses o Chisparreros
Postal Code
11350
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