The Monteagudo Castle is located in the town of Monteagudo
The castle is placed in an impressive rocky mountain that rises 149 m above sea level.
The castle is crowned by a sculpture 14 meters high: the Christ of Monteagudo
Whoever comes to Murcia will appreciate in the distance the famous Christ of Monteagudo. It is placed in an impressive rocky mountain that rises 149 m above sea level, so it dominates the entire Orchard of Murcia.The Cristo de Monteagudo was originally founded in 1926. After its demolition during the Spanish Civil War, it was rebuilt in 1951 and is the one we can see today.
At its feet is the "old road of Monteagudo" that links two important communication routes: the roads of Alicante and Castile. That is why the population in this place has been prolonged and uninterrupted: Argoric, Iberian, Roman and Arab culture.
The architectural remains date back to the Islamic period
Monteagudo Castle is much older than the sculpture of Christ. King Ibn Mardanish (King Lobo) chose this area to settle, ruling from 1147 to 1172, and building a strategic defensive and military line formed by the Monteagudo Castle, the Castillejo and the Larache Castle. In the surrounding area he built pools for irrigation, which are the most important archaeological remains of medieval Islam in Murcia. After the Christian conquest it came under the control of the Castilian monarchy. Alfonso X the Wise made it his residence in Murcia.
Access to the foot of the Christ and the castle is not permitted. But you will be able to see the area from a viewpoint halfway up the hill. From there you can enjoy wonderful views of the city of Murcia and the surrounding countryside.
It has in its vicinity the Interpretation Center of Monteagudo.
The Monteagudo Visitor Center is located at the foot of the Montegudo Castle and offers a tour explaining the 5,000 years of history of the inhabitants of Monteagudo. It allows you to know through several rooms the Argoric, Iberian, Roman and Arab civilizations that were installed in Monteagudo.
From the visitor centre we recommend a simple route of about 6 kilometres, which runs through the most emblematic areas of the area.
The path of the castles of Monteagudo
The path of the castles is a circular route of about 6 kilometres that runs through the castles and main historical landmarks of Monteagudo. Following this route, you will pass by the castle, the castle and Larache, as well as the pools or recreational estates of the latter two. You will also be able to appreciate the traditional irrigation system that has been used since medieval times to irrigate the orchards.