Alcazaba de Laujar

(XVII Century). It was a large enclosure that centralized power of the old Muslim Taha Andaraj, but after the Moorish and prevention of further uprisings rebellions demolition of these old castles is ordered, so that the remains are scarce (some cloth wall and of towers).

According to some authors Almutasim was built by King Taifa of Almería, and during the civil wars Nazari settled here El Zagal, brother of King Muley They, in their confrontation with his nephew Boabdil, the last ruler of the kingdom of Granada.

Later, in 1492, after the capitulation of Granada and will be chosen by Boabdil himself to his exile to exile in North Africa. It was also the establishment of the provisional court Aben Humeya, leader of the Moorish rebellion of 1568, and more recently an ejido or community field threshing various eras (in one of which we are).

After visiting the few remains of the old Alcazaba we retrace our steps to continue the route, following the footprints on the floor marked in yellow

Descend the hill to continue to the left along the eastern edge of El Hizán.

Barrio La Alcazaba.
Historical Aspects

Had to exist already in the tenth century, but the exact dates are the XII and XIII. According to other authors, was possibly built by Almutasim king of the Taifa of Almería, in defense of the attacks of the king of Granada.

Place where Aben Humeya his headquarters during the Moorish revolt. It was the most important fortress of La Alpujarra in Nazari era. In ellla were installed in 1489 and El Zagal Boabdil in 1492, after The Capitulations. With the Christian conquest, was partially demolished to build a stronghold inside. It was subsequently abandoned and filled with debris.


Trillo SAN JOSE, C.. / SANCHEZ SEDANO, MP. IEA.1.988. / Cressier, P. (et al) / RUIZ GARCIA, A-RODRIGUEZ LOPEZ, JM. (See bibliography of the municipality)

Current Use
Current Protection
Environment Quality

Urban environment and degraded vegetation.


Serious deterioration by default. Risk of collapse at some point. West on the canvas appears in the field, reflecting large crack displacement.

Ethnological interest

One of the most important defensive remains preserved in the county.

Interior of enclosure.