Cocentaina Castle

The Castle of Cocentaina, located in the municipality of Cocentaina, Alicante, Spain, is a 14th-century medieval building which stands on a rocky mound of 765 m. The castle structure, recently restored, is one of the town's symbols. The tower is a square two-story structure. On the first floor there is an open patio with a well, a chapel and a warehouse. On the upper floor, where the lords lived, there is a cornice with battlements and a path for guards. The castle is a good example of military gothic style.

Cocentaina Castle
Native name Castell de Cocentaina
Castillo de Cocentaina 2.jpg
LocationCocentaina, Valencian Community
Coordinates38°44′45″N 0°26′49″W / 38.745969°N 0.447022°W / 38.745969; -0.447022Coordinates: 38°44′45″N 0°26′49″W / 38.745969°N 0.447022°W / 38.745969; -0.447022
Architectural style(s)XIV
Official name: Castell de Cocentaina
TypeNon-movable
CriteriaMonument
Designated1985
Cocentaina Castle is located in Spain
Cocentaina Castle
Location of Cocentaina Castle in Spain

BibliographyEdit

  • Guía de Arquitectura de la Provincia de Alicante. ISBN 84-7784-353-8
  • PAREDES VAÑÓ, Enric (2011), "Aproximación a la arquitectura de las fortificaciones en las montañas del valle central del Serpis. Las Torres". Actas del Séptimo Congreso Nacional de Historia de la Construcción. Instituto Juan de Herrera - Madrid - 2011. ISBN 978-84-9728-370-0 | 2 vols., 146 comunicaciones, 1507 pp.

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