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This 13 century castle-convent consists of three walled enclosures. First , faces the south, there is the Gate of the Sun, the entrance to the castle. The gate is made of volcanic stone, like the arches of the cloister.
Parking is at the castle free.
The castle dominates the surrounding region. It's impressive.
Inside, there is an ongoing reconstruction goimg on.
The buildings are quite rudimentary.
Good pannel explanations.
Don't expect to see riches here.
Equipped with a convenient parking, the Castle of great proportions appears perched on a peak from which dominates the entire plain north of the Sierra morena. Despite being largely in ruins, the Castle is easily visited thanks to a guided tour. The Church of the...More
My husband is mad about anything historical and then you say Castilla ( Castle) he’s even more excited. We went one afternoon and were lucky to get a guided tour. It was amazing. The history behind is place is wonderful. A must visit. Wear comfortable...More
Traveled with a group of US students. Fantastic site full of history and culture. Loved the views and imagining life here many years ago. Informational signs in both english and spanish help to explain what you are looking at. Small gift store. Bathrooms available.
This is an amazing castle, rich in Moorish history and partly restored by a wealthy gentleman. The castle is still owned by his descendants, I believe. There is a small entry fee to explore the rooms and access the ramparts by steep stone steps. If...More
This is off the CR504 road, about 25 km south from Almagro, the drive up, off the main road, is a twisty one on a fairly gravelly and cobbled surface. However, once at the top, our efforts were amply rewarded. The huge old castle and...More
This castle complex housed a key outpost of the military conquest of the south of Spain, known as the Reconquista. Not just a castle but a convent and self-sustaining community, perched on the hilltop. Part ruin, part restored, it conjures up a powerful impression of...More