A recent reproduction of the Spanish coat of arms on the Ravelin, featuring the castle of Castile and the rather foofy-looking lion of Aragon. One suspects that many folks of the 16th century who were fascinated by lions never actually saw what one looked like.

Most interesting to me is the lamb, suspended from the bottom of the coat of arms by a strap 'round its midsection. Airlifting of sheep wouldn't become a reality until the advent of the helicopter in the 1940's, but you can't blame 16th century Spain for dreaming.

The same coat of arms, though in an unrestored state, exists over the Castillo's main gate as well.