We passed this cat looking out at us from behind the rejas. An unusual pose for a cat and it was clearly a pet because it had a collar with bells.
Parts of the old castle have been restored like the entrance towers and arch.
The castle was built by the Moors in the 11th Century.
It had a strategic position guarding the valley below Tabernas which was the main route between the old Moorish kingdoms of Murcia and Granada.
During the 16th Century, after the reconquist, it became a Christian stronghold against uprisings by Moriscos. Most of the castle is in ruin but the original walls still standing create a feeling for those centuries past.
Back down to Tabernas for lunch and then on to the wild west, our next post.