Old Quarter

Img 1: OLD QUARTER

The actual location of Villena has its origin in the castle, around which the Moorish village grew up. This extends around the present day church of Santa María, the old mosque which was purified by the Christians after the Reconquest. The Moorish area had no walls, and was ordered enclosed once dominated by the Christians, in the middle of the XV century. The Christian section of the city grew up in the proximities of the present day church of Santiago, with the Moorish population remained as a poor quarter dominated by the former. The urban picture of the Villena of the XVIII century is one of an elongated village that rose up to a hill dominated by the tribute tower of its castle.

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  • Type: BIC Conjunto Histórico
  • Season: siglos XI-XIII

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