Sagunto Castle, Sagunto

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Sagunto Castle (Spanish: Castillo de Sagunto; Valencian: Castell de Sagunt) is a fortress overlooking the town of Sagunto, near Valencia in Spain. The site's history extends back over two thousand years and includes Iberian, Roman and medieval remains. During the Islamic period, the castle was known as Murbĩtar and Morvedre. The castle was declared a National Monument in 1931.
The sacking of the Iberian settlement by Hannibal in 219 BC led to the outbreak of the Second Punic War. The visible walls are largely Islamic in origin, with substantial modifications taking place after the end of Islamic rule, with the defences being strengthened and modernised. In 1811, during the Napoleonic Wars, the French laid siege to the castle, and were ultimately successful in taking it, after which the defences were repaired.

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  • It is quite a walk up the winding road and path to reach the castle but it is a must if you are in Sagunto. The sheer scale of the overall castle site means you could easily spend an hour or more...  more »
  • Although I visited Valencia a few times, I never came to Sagunto - for it's 'industrial port' image. The old town offers just the opposite: A huge Roman castle adjacent to a large old town with a...  more »
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  • The castle is located really nice up on the hill. You can walk around on all sites, walk trough former houses, gates and other parts of the castello. Perfect view from up there to the sea and also the country site.
  • Good views. Big place. Near from station. And free. But there are no descriptions. Some are there but only spanish. Not much walking required. View of sea and port is good.
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