Alcazaba of Trujillo
Within this fortress there is the castle dating from the Islamic times and the Christian “albacara” (parade ground). Both of them show the different historical phases that the building went through.
It was donated to the Order of San Juan de Pereiro, even though it returned to the monarchy later. This castle is a square building with towers at the corners. The main door is surrounded by big thick towers. On the west side, two flanking towers were built, a typically Arabian characteristic, which are joined to the building through a drawbridge and protected by a barrier. This barrier was used as an external protection and was even double. The towers, abounding in the building, are topped by square battlements. The “aljibe” (cistern) inside the building also stands out.