’Jadraque, the Castle of El Cid.’
The original Jadraque Castle was built by the Moors in the 10th century on a steep hillock overlooking the valley of the Henares river in Guadalajara province. The castle is also known as "the Castle of El Cid" as tradition has it that it was conquered by El Cid, the Castilian knight and national Spanish hero who fought against the Moors. If this really happened is unknown but it was taken by Christians forces in the 11th century. The castle was rebuilt in the 15th century. Photo Mick Palarczyk.