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Zahara de la Sierra
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Zahara de la Sierra
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Of Arab origin, it was one of the most important forts. During the Nazarit reign, it was the region with greatest strategic importance, due to its castle as an impregnable fortified town. In 1407, it fell to the Castillians, but it was recovered by Islam in 1483. It was definitely conquered by Rodrigo Ponce de León in 1483.

During the following centuries, the population dedicates itself to agriculture and stockbreeding. It is said that its name derives from the name of a daughter of Mahoma meaning "flower". Flowers, plants, rosemary and other ornamental motifs are those which are shown off in Zahara’s festival par excellence: Corpus Christi. In 1983, the town was nominated by Royal Decree ‘Monumental Site’.

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