The castle is located in the high area of the town.The Battle of Clavijo, between the Asturian King Ramiro I and the Emir of Córdoba Abd-al-Rahman II, took place near the tower. It is a very emblematic castle with a noteworthy keep.It belongs to the government of La Rioja.
he Battle of Clavijo was a legendary battle, supposedly fought on May 23rd of 844 near Clavijo between the Christians led by Ramiro I of Asturias and the Muslims led by the Emir of Córdoba. Saint James the Great, known to Spaniards as Santiago Matamoros (the Moor-slayer), is reputed to have aided the vastly outnumbered Christian army. Some aspects of the historical Battle of Monte Laturce (859) were incorporated into this legend, as Claudio Sánchez-Albornoz demonstrated in 1948