La Iruela Castle is located on top of a steep cliff in the village of La Iruela Jaen, this being a wonderful vantage point from which we can make out much of the region and a " sea of olive trees ".
The Castle of La Iruela, is a castle built in Arab-medieval style, worth mentioning is " Tower of Homage ".
La Iruela is part of the Natural Park of Sierras de Cazorla Segura y las Villas, located in the province of Jaén, Andalusia Autonomous Community (Spain).
The castle was built by the Arabs, the first foundations are preBerber and on top of them new masonry structures were built. It was conquered and expanded its structure in the thirteenth century by the Christians, hence it is known to have hosted the Templars. One of its most distinctive features is its main tower.
It was declared a historical monument in 1985.
Within the castle grounds lies the Church of Santo Domingo. The Church dedicated to Santo Domingo de Silos, XVI century.
On April 5, 2011, the web, www.castillodelairuela.es, opening new design and new content. The site now, has 4 galleries (Castillo de La Iruela, La Iruela, Winter and Holy Week, with a total of 72 pictures.
Was also uploaded a web - mobile "to make it easier to navigate on mobile devices through our site.
Hope that will please everyone 's, receive a cordial greeting
Rafa Balbin, photographer and webmaster