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Castle of La Guardia (Jaén, Spain)

The castle of La Guardia (the Guard) occupies the top of San Marcos Hill. The walls that enclose the fortress are protected by several towers. The oldest of these towers, and the only remnant of the Islamic alcázar, is circular and built with irregular masonry, of which only the lower level is conserved today, which was solid. Two wall sections, made of rammed earth on a masonry basing, stretch …