Castle or Trash Dump?

Moorish castle in Cartagena, Spain One of several castles in Cartagena, Spain, this one is seriously neglected, possibly due to its being associated with the period of the city when the Moors occupied it. According to my good friend, Gabe, this is a pattern in Western narratives of ancient and early-modern history, to ignore Moorish contributions. Here, it is obvious. This castle literally overlooks a hugely busy port in the city. We walked up here in 10 minutes from our hotel and had free reign as there are no security/safety barriers to be found.

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... while the back has a poor neighborhood built right up to within a few feet of the castle walls...

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