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Sacro Convento y Castillo de Calatrava La Nueva

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Now our third visit

This 13 century castle-convent consists of three walled enclosures. First , faces the south, there... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
Impressive castle

The castle dominates the surrounding region. It's impressive. Inside, there is an ongoing... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Rishon Lezion, Israel
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Carretera Puertollano Km. 2,3, 13380 Aldea del Rey, Spain
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All reviews impressive castle couple of hours guided tour views convent history south century order calatrava ruins entrance
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Felixstowe2016
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

We took a couple of hours and took a self-guided tour of this Castle. What a find! Very interesting and the views of the surrounding valleys were spectacular.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

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.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Early morning the Convent emerged out of the mist on the hill top. Fortunately it was open so the tour commenced. Some parts are furnished and it is a worth while stop.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Felixstowe2016
Reviewed 17 October 2016

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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 26 September 2016

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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank birminghamcorbiere
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2016
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