Info is also from Wiki, though I hope to learn more fist hand when we do get to visit.
This is located in Fuengirola...today is F in our a-z travels. However the name of the castle is Sohail Castle. This area is very old with a huge long history.
- Originally a Phoenician Settlement
- Later occupied by The Romans and was known as Suel in the first century
- The castle was built by Abd-ar-Rahman, III in the mid 10th century.
- The community of Suel was not mentioned at the beginning of middle ages.
- Centuries later it was known as Suhayl, during the Morrish era. Al-Suhayli lived there 1114-1185(meaning man of Suhayl), he was one of the 7 saints of Marrakesh.
- Later a fire destroyed the village and people fled to nearby Mijas...another city we passed by often on the freeway. This was the early middle ages and was then known as Font-Jirola by the Romans.
- By 1485 only the fortress remained and the area like others fell to The Christian Monarchs during the final phase of Reconquista (reconquest).
- An attempt to re-populate the area with 30 people failed and by 1511 it was listed as un-inhabited except for the fortress and the watch tower.
- In the 18th century after the danger of Turkish and Moorish Pirates past an Inn was opened for travelers.
Columbus discovered America remember in 1492...as a point of reference. There will be far more to blog about with regards to Al Alhambra; but...thought I'd put the little tidbit about the fireplace in today.
**REMINDER, please leave the url to your actual blog post, NOT your google+ page, NOT your blogger profile/dashboard page. Use the name and url option, or leave a hyperlink. **After the close of April's A-Z, I plan to continue to write a post a day in the month of May using again the A-B-C's as my guide. My focus for the month of May will be Spain.