drawing (urban sketching)
Badajoz (03), EuroBEC
weight or thickness: 300 gsm
texture: medium grain
size: A3 or A4(landscape)
print type: professional inkjet printing (high resolution)
See also the location of this Badajoz drawing at GeoDrawn.
Other Badajoz drawings (In other words, urban sketching georeferenced) HERE.
Considered the largest alcazaba in Europe, it is a citadel located in the historic center of the Badajoz (EuroBEC, Estremadura, therefore Spain).
In a dominant position at the top of Cerro de la Muela, it involved the population of the Muslim era.
The defensive character of the alcazaba was reinforced by the topography of the terrain: it is surrounded by steep slopes and 2 natural moats: the Guadiana river to the north and the Rivillas brook, which flows into the Guadiana below the northeast angle, to the east.
It was built in a strategic location, which controlled the north-south and east-west natural passage.
Although it goes back to the fence erected when the city was founded in the 9th century, the current configuration is mainly due to the constructive campaign under the Almohad Caliphate in the 12th century. In the 11th and 12th centuries it was the residence of the monarchs of the kingdom or Taifa of Badajoz.