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Espagne, Andalousie, Castril, vue plongeante sur le village, promontoire rocheux
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Castril is a mountain village 22km west of Huéscar, on the edge of the Parque Natural de la Sierra de Castril. Its origins date back to a Roman military camp, and its name derives from the Arabic Qastal (a fortress). In the 15C, after the Reconquest, Castril was ruled by Hernando de Zafra, who built a local glassworks which kept the village prosperous until 1878; some of its items are displayed in the archaeological museum in Granada. The church in the old quarter dates from the 15C.

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