This fortress has an irregular polygonal layout with a double enclosure surrounded
by an outer wall. It sits on top of a hill and is accessed by a semi-circular
arched gateway set in the north-eastern corner. The castle is an example
of a building method that used masonry fixed with lime and its walls are topped
The site has two split-level enclosures: a lower area for living quarters and where
everyday life took place, plus an upper area accessed by a doorway with a stone
lintel comprising the keep, a water tank and a hall with a barrel vaulted ceiling
and a door set into a stone semi-circular archway leading onto a terrace. Here, a
walkway leads to a square tower with three rooms on three floors, all with barrel
vaulted ceilings and now home to the festival museum.
Banyeres de Mariola
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