Jaap van 't Veen

Jaap van 't Veen

Posted on 05/30/2014


Photo taken on March 11, 2012



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Spain - Baños de la Encina, Castillo de Burgalimar

Spain - Baños de la Encina, Castillo de Burgalimar
The castle in Baños de la Encina has several names: Castillo de Burgalimar, Castillo de Baños de la Encina, Castillo de Bury Al-Hammam, which is derived from the Arabic Al-Hammam Bury, which means "castle of the baths”. The castle, located on a top of a hill above Baños de la Encina is the most important monument in the city.

The construction of Castillo de Burgalimar started in the year of 967 by Caliph Al-Hakam II, as described by a plaque next to the entrance. Originally it was a mighty military fortress in the foothills of the Sierra Morena. It was given over through a treaty by the Muslims to the Christians in 1225. After that it was used continually - by several different ‘owners’ - until the middle of the 17th century. The site was redundant until 1850 when it was used as the city cemetery. This practice continued until 1928; three years later the castle was declared a national monument.

The Bury Al-Hammam castle is one of the best preserved Moorish castles in Spain. The medium-sized stone building has an elliptical design and is surrounded by an impressive wall with fifteen towers and parapets.
The Baños de la Encina Castle is also known as the ‘fortress of the seven kings’, due to the number of monarchs who lived here, including Ferdinand the Catholic.

Rafael, Jos Wistiti Strobbe, Marco, Mr. Low Notes and 51 other people have particularly liked this photo


82 comments - The latest ones
Indira Nair
Indira Nair
Shot from a good angle!
3 years ago.
Nick Eady.
Nick Eady.
Great shot, and thanks for the history
3 years ago.
Antony Cairns
Antony Cairns
Impressive fortress.
3 years ago.
ylisa
ylisa
superbe cadrage et merci pour les explications !
3 years ago.
Kigelia58
Kigelia58
Very interesting information about this castle...and gorgeous photo of it....the contrast between the rough blocks and the pure blue sky is fantastic!
3 years ago.
Gwen Dawes
Gwen Dawes
Nice angled shot, Jaap!
3 years ago.
Philippe_28
Philippe_28
Quelle magnifique forteresse
3 years ago.
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
Mooie kantelen tegen een strak blauwe lucht, schitterende foto Jaap
mooie overzicht foto's (een beetje klein formaat), maar wel goed zichtbaar hoe het er daar uitziet.
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to Bram van Broekhoven
Ik houd die 'PiP's allemaal wat kleiner, om ze niet teveel de aandacht van de hoofdfoto te laten afleiden.
3 years ago.
Nicolas Mertens
Nicolas Mertens
Amazing structure. I must go back to Andalusia!! I saw only a small part part of the southern part...
3 years ago.
Dream30 ---
Dream30 ---
superbe !!
3 years ago.
Pablo Herrero F.
Pablo Herrero F.
Extraordinarias tomas, bonitas perspectivas y muy bien la historia que cuentas del castillo !!
3 years ago.
Vonderwaterkant
Vonderwaterkant
Gewaltige Mauern!
3 years ago.
Louise Louise
Louise Louise
Magnifique cadrage! merci pour les explications !
3 years ago.
Jan Landman
Jan Landman
very impressive Jaap and a good description as well
3 years ago.
Hans van Reenen
Hans van Reenen
Mooie beeldvulling.
3 years ago.
Vilmar Vidor
Vilmar Vidor
Buena !!!
3 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Very good texture reproductions on the stonework.
3 years ago.
Der Wandersmann
Der Wandersmann
Was the castle at one time coated with something akin to stucco? The construction scaffolding holes are clearly visible, which seems unwise, from the point of siegecraft ... might they have been covered by a stucco coating?
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to Der Wandersmann
I really don't know.
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Wonderful angle and an imposing building, Nice history
3 years ago.
El pare
El pare
Great perspective. Well done.
3 years ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
Looks very hot there.
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to Tacheles
Was not that bad, we were there in March.
3 years ago.
Puigserver Jp
Puigserver Jp
Excellente capture !
3 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Silver Surfers
Beautiful, Superb shot.
3 years ago.
Lucas Manuel
Lucas Manuel
Excelente vista de las torres almenadas bajo un espléndido cielo azul.
3 years ago.
Henry L ( k4eyv )
Henry L ( k4eyv )
the variegated stone blocks and surface features compel the viewer to study this excellent composition.
3 years ago.
Jürgen
Jürgen
interessante Info. Imposantes Gebäude. Guter Kontrast zum Himmel
3 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Wow ! Superb !!!!!!!
3 years ago.
Marcello Ciappi
Marcello Ciappi
Gorgeous shot of this very beautiful photo!! Bravo, my friend !!!
Have a good weekend.
3 years ago.
Maryse l'homel lesclancher
Maryse l'homel lescl…
belles photos
3 years ago.
Christiane
Christiane
Excellent picture !

Wish you a nice week end, Jaap.
3 years ago.
Rymie Jolie
Rymie Jolie
Very Beautiful fortress!
3 years ago.
ivlys
ivlys
Great castle!
3 years ago.
Nafarroakoa
Nafarroakoa
Impressive construction and angle.
3 years ago.
elzamaria
elzamaria
Uitstekende weergave van een Indrukwekkende vesting. De kleurcontrasten zijn prachtig!
3 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Magnifique forteresse..!
3 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Wonderful tones, textures and contrast!
3 years ago.
Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra
a very nice impression
3 years ago.
English Pointers
English Pointers
A wonderful castle love the composition
3 years ago.
Elen48
Elen48
Magnifique
3 years ago.
Rachel2
Rachel2
Excellent capture! The walls look most impressive!
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Jackie Fidge
Jackie Fidge
Certainly time worn, be there's some stories to come out of ther
3 years ago.
Mercury fotografie
Mercury fotografie
Prachtig standpunt hier, geeft een mooi indrukwekkend beeld! Een beetje alsof je het zelf probeert te belegeren en inziet dat dat een vrij hopeloze taak is :)
De extra foto's geven ook een fraai beeld van dit prachtige kasteel.
3 years ago.
Maria Zarębska
Maria Zarębska
Great shot !!!
3 years ago.
Sinephot
Sinephot
Un bel endroit ********
Belle semaine !
3 years ago.
E. Mill
E. Mill
a very great details!
Happy monday :)
3 years ago.
Brian Keyes
Brian Keyes
Dramatic composition!
3 years ago.
Lïana
Lïana
impréssionnant ..Splendide photo et endroit !!
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Can feel the history through the screen !
3 years ago.
Uli Benke
Uli Benke
...das hält jahrhunderte!
3 years ago.
J.Garcia
J.Garcia
So strong perpective!
3 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
excellent pic compo Jaap
3 years ago.
Hans van Reenen
Hans van Reenen
Een stevige Alcazar.
3 years ago.
milvavr
milvavr
beautiful walls! thanks for explanation
3 years ago.
Clyde Sostand
Clyde Sostand
Lovely.....
3 years ago.
Lyudmila Izmaylova
Lyudmila Izmaylova
impressive wall! great angle! beautiful textures! superb work!
3 years ago.
Elene
Elene
Very good angle shot Jaap ,heb 'n fijne dag !
3 years ago.
SYLDERO
SYLDERO
J'aime !
amitiés Sylvie
3 years ago.
Ian Grainger
Ian Grainger
Excellent! Love how you can see the age in the textures of the wall!
3 years ago.
John Maenhout
John Maenhout
Goed scherp beeld Jaap, mooi gedaan
3 years ago.
Nico Andries
Nico Andries
Well composed. Impressive walls. Beautiful colours and textures..
3 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Magnificent shot!
Superb perspective!
Great picture!
3 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Magnificent !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 years ago.
Serafin Camacho
Serafin Camacho
Magnifica toma,preciosa.
3 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
A massive building beautifully captured here.
3 years ago.
Ostseeleuchte
Ostseeleuchte
An impressive place and thanks for the information!
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
An impressive structure.
3 years ago.
Dynamo
Dynamo
magnificent!!
3 years ago.
Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira
ღღღ Stunning composition!
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Stunning view.
3 years ago.
Missfujii
Missfujii
very interesting
3 years ago.
Alain D
Alain D
Superbe photo
Et merci des informations complémentaires !
3 years ago.
Jorlam
Jorlam
an inspired PoV... the walls look tremendous against that lovely blue sky...
3 years ago.
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
superbe*************
3 years ago.
Mr. Low Notes
Mr. Low Notes
Perfect perspective.
3 years ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Imposing perspective !
3 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Impressive place
2 years ago.
Glenn T. Coleman
Glenn T. Coleman
Remarkable Historic Castle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 years ago.
Dick M
Dick M
Amazing work. Not only the picture but the construction of the building.
2 years ago.
Fogline
Fogline
what Dick M said...a little bit like the Citadel in Aleppo, Syria
16 months ago.