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Hello friends and colleagues , today I present a view from the balcony of the villa Zabaleta Cazorla, with the castle in a prominent place , I hope you like it , then some letters on the town and the castle .

Cazorla is a municipality located east of the province of Jaén , in the autonomous community of Andalusia , Spain .
It is the largest and capital municipality of the Shire Sierra de Cazorla . It is located in the foothills of the Sierra de Cazorla Cerezuelo river valley , a tributary of Guadalquivir .

Around 2,000 BC , in the older river terraces Cerezuelo Cazorla, the first stable settlements were established. Nearby, in a period known as the Loma del Bellotón hill, a small town in the culture of Bronze (1500 a. C. ) is located. The Ibera culture developed significantly in these lands.

During the romanization , the Romans settled in this region, known as " Saltus Tugiensis " named their saws as " Mons Argentarius " the riches of silver and salt found here . The Roman presence is extensive in the county , and even found some important remains within the current town of Cazorla .

During the Muslim occupation , both Cazorla and the neighboring towns are to fortify , as indicated by archaeological findings .

The Lordship of Cazorla during the Middle Ages was a frontier area of ​​great importance . Testimony to this is the dense network of castles and fortresses to delimit the Advancement created in 1231 , with the donation of the town of Quesada and villages by Ferdinand III the prelate of Toledo.

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries litigation between the Crown and Mitre questions of jurisdiction , privileges and rents impoverished Lordship originated. In 1811 , the Cortes of Cadiz abolished the civil jurisdiction of the Mitra Toledana on these lands , although not happen the same with the church . Cazorla and other towns and villages continue Overtaking dependent archbishopric of Toledo until 1954.

During the war of independence, the people of this district were distinguished for their patriotism , fighting heroically against the invader. Remains of the rawness of the moment, are the ruins of the cathedral of Santa Maria, which was destroyed and never finished completely by the invader. As a reward for services so high , the Parliament of Cadiz, granted , on April 1, 1813 to the town of Cazorla , the title of city with the distinction of " Very Noble and Very Loyal" . Later Alfonso XII Cazorla rewarded loyalty to the Crown, when the Carlist wars , giving his Excellency Hall category .

Ivy Castle is a former defensive enclave origin located in the Spanish town of Cazorla . It is located at the bottom of the hill of Salvatierra , on Cerezuelo River in the province of Jaén . It is a building dating from the Berber time, but was finished as we know it today by the Castilians . From its location , 831 meters above sea level , the city of Cazorla and its surroundings currency.

In several Muslim architecture features are observed, although over the centuries Christians ended to give its final configuration , so so predominant Gothic style.
Source Wikipedia .
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Exposure Time: 10/10000 sec
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ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 22 mm
Date Taken: 2013-04-22 15:19
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