Španjola is a fortress which started being built during the Turkish rule in the 15th century. However, today’s name originated from the Spanish conquerors which renovated in, as well as some other fortresses, and have continued building it during their one year rule over the city. Its original name was the “Upper city” Fortress.
The appearance that it has nowadays was acquired during the Turkish rule in the 16th century. It is located at the Northwestern side of the city on the Bajer hill, at a height of 170 m.