This is a fortification built by the Muslims at an unknown date. It could be dated from the first half of the 13th century, given its similarity to castles such as Aspe (Alicante) or the Cuajares (Granada).
Its function during the times of the king of Granada Abd-ala was as a military establishment, a territorial control and an office for collection of taxes. This construction could be classified as a "rock castle" because it is small, suitable for surveillance and has been reoccupied on several occasions.
It is situated on a hill with a flattened slope to the south that gives it unimpeded views over the three nearest towns of Beires, Almocita and Padules.
Currently it is in a derelict condition, with just the smallest remains of what was once a great castle. It was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest by the Council of Andalusia in 1993.
There are many legends around this monument. For example, it is said that there is a treasure inside the mountain that is a store of the taxes that were collected in the past. It is also said to be full of secret passages that lead from the castle to the foot of the mountain ... but they are only legends, as the truth was buried many years ago.