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Castillo Biar
 
 
 
The town of Biar was an important bastion in the defense of the Muslims who made the valley of Biar, given the importance of its strategic situation, in the limits of the conquests of Aragon and Castile. The division of both crowns was fixed in the port of Biar by the treaty of Cazorla (1179), being confirmed later in 1244 in Almizra (Campo de Mirra), Villena being assigned to Castile and Biar to Aragon. Jaime I the Conqueror, after a siege of five months, seized this castle, which meant the end of the conquest of the kingdom of Valencia. In 1287 it happened to be real villa with vote in the Cortes. Given its situation
Frontier had important participation in the wars between Castile and Aragon, during centuries XIV and XV.
 
 
The castle of Biar, was declared national monument the day 4 of June of 1931.
It is located in a rocky hill to 750 meters of altitude, is of Muslim origin and it is located chronologically in the middle of century XII. The structure that is maintained preserves a double enclosure walled and crenellated with its corresponding passage of round, with four cubes in the outside and two in its ordered interior around the great tower Maestra or the Homage, of square plant and of three plants. The tower of 19 meters high is built with mortar of lime and sand (tapial), inside preserves the example considered more ancient, in vaults of Almohade style.
 
Hours:
Tuesday: from 10:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. From Wednesday to Friday: from 10:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. And from 16:15 to 19:15 h. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: from 10:15 to 13:45. In summer (15 June-15 September) and Christmas, consult schedules.
Price: 1 euro, children up to 6 years free.

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