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- Badajoz Fortress
- Alt Name:
- Alcazaba de Badajoz
- High Medieval (1000AD–1300AD)
- 1100AD - 1199AD
- Duke of Wellington
- Badajoz, Merida,
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about Badajoz Fortress
Badajoz Fortress or 'Alcazaba de Badajoz' is a 12th century fortification in the city of Badajoz in Spain which now houses the Provincial Archaeological Museum. During the Peninsular War, the British made three attempts to breach Badajoz Fortress to capture it from the French.
The third attempt, known as the Battle of Badajoz, took place between 16 March and 6 April 1812 and saw an Anglo-Portguese force, led by Arthur Wellesley the (future) Duke of Wellington, eventually breach the thick curtain walls of Badajoz Fortress. The allied forces then stormed Badajoz, causing large-scale destruction.
The breaches in the Badajoz Fortress walls can still be seen today.
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Address: Badajoz Fortress, Plaza Alta, 06002 Badajoz
Phone: (34)(0) 924001908
Badajoz Fortress is located in the northeast of the city of Badajoz, which is around 60km west of Merida and 130km southwest of Caceres.
Several tour companies go to Badajoz. Prices vary.
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