The castle has a square round plan, with square turrets in the corners and a rectangular tower of homage.
Open loopholes have been found in the structure, but no battlements, which leads experts to think it was once covered with a roof.
The round turrets in the southern front and the semicircular turrets of the main entrance were probably added in the 15th century.
Calatañazor means "castle of voltures" in Arabic, an almost literal translation of voluce, the old Hispanic-Roman name of the Celt-Iberian village.
Legend has it that Almanzor was defeated here in 1002.
Legend also has it that doña María de Molina lived in the castle.
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- 14th Century
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