Castle of Sant Joan or La Suda, Tortosa, Tarragona, Spain. The 10th century Castle of Sant Joan was built by Muslim Caliph Abd ar-Rahman III. It was conquered in 1148 and became residence of the Montcada and Knights Templar, then a royal mansion from the 13th century. It has a 45m deep well reaching the river Ebre. The base of the main tower is seen here surrounded by plants and cacti. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Castle of Sant Joan or La Suda, Tortosa, Tarragona, Spain. The 10th century Castle of Sant Joan was built by Muslim Caliph Abd ar-Rahman III. It was conquered in 1148 and became residence of the Montcada and Knights Templar, then a royal mansion from the 13th century. It has a 45m deep well reaching the river Ebre. The base of the main tower is seen here surrounded by plants and cacti. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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