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During the Roman era, Casares had its own coin mint and the tradition relates that Lacipo was built by Julius Caesar in gratitude of a skin complaint that was cured after bathing in the Baños de la Hedionda.

The present town is of Arabic origin. There are the ruins of the fort of that era on the top of the cliff on which the town stands. It is possible that the farmhouses emerged around this castle which would give way to the forming of Casares. In the second half of the 16th century, the town was the scene of capitulations which ended one of the Moor revolts. In 1795, the segregation of Manilva was produced with the privilege of village.

In more recent history, Casares has the honour of having been the birthplace of Blas Infante Perez de Vargas, labour lawyer, politician, and writer, who is considered to be the largest historic figure in Andalucia. He was born in 1885 y died during the civil struggle in 1936.

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  • Copyright: Monika Aine (ainem) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 45 W: 2 N: 6] (252)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Blanco y negro
  • Date Taken: 2008-02-12
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposición: f/10.0, 1/320 segundos
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  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2008-02-29 2:46
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