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Castillo de Almodóvar del Río (Hisnu-l-mudawar; "the round castle") is a castle of Muslim Berber origin in the town of Almodóvar del Río, Province of Córdoba, Spain. Previously a Roman fort, the current structure is of Moorish Berber origin, in the year 760. During the Middle Ages, it underwent several renovations and reconstructions. Between 1901 and 1936, it was restored by the owner Raphael Desmaissiers, 12th Count of Torravala, under the technical direction of the architect Adolfo Fernández Casanova. The most important towers are the Cuadrada, the Redonda, and the Homenaje.

Castillo de Almodóvar del Río
Almodóvar del Río (Córdoba) in Spain
Castillo de Almodóvar del Río
Castillo de Almodóvar del Río
Coordinates37°48′26″N 5°1′25″W / 37.80722°N 5.02361°W / 37.80722; -5.02361Coordinates: 37°48′26″N 5°1′25″W / 37.80722°N 5.02361°W / 37.80722; -5.02361
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ConditionRestored in the 14th century by Alfonso XI and restored again between 1901 and 1936 by Rafael Desmaissieres, 12th Count of Torralva
Site history
Built8th century
Built byEmirate of Córdoba
EventsRoyal residence of Pedro I en Enrique II in the 14th century

It is situated 15 miles (24 km) from Córdoba, on the left bank of the Guadalquivir.[1]

Part of the 7th season of the HBO series Game of Thrones was filmed at the castle. It depicted House Tyrell's home Highgarden, and also parts of Casterly Rock, the ancestral home of House Lannister.[2]



  1. ^ Maqqarī, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad al-; Khaṭīb, Ibn al- (1840). The History of the Mohammedan Dynasties in Spain: Extracted from the Nafhu-t-tíb Min Ghosni-l-Andalusi-r-rattíb Wa Táríkh Lisánu-d-Dín Ibni-l-Khattíb (Public domain ed.). Oriental translation fund of Great Britain and Ireland, sold. pp. 345–.
  2. ^ "Incredible Game of Thrones filming locations you must visit in your lifetime". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2018-02-14.

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