Monterrei Castle

Monterrei, Spain

Monterrei Castle is located a high part of the valley, near the town of Verín. It was built in the 12th century by Alfonso Henríquez. It was extremely important in the epoch of Peter the Cruel. In the 16th century it was used by Philip the Handsome for a meeting with Cardinal Cisneros. It was built from stone with evenly dressed ashlars. The most notable exterior features are the two towers: the Ladies Tower and the Keep The Keep was built by Sancho Sánchez de Ulloa in 1482. The castle is now a Parador hotel.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Isaac Hudson (2 years ago)
Beautiful place for a romantic getaway. The restaurant isn't the best.
Isaac Hudson (2 years ago)
Beautiful place for a romantic getaway. The restaurant isn't the best.
Victoria Vinogradova (2 years ago)
it's an interesting experience to stay in a castle, nice views. It wasn't the most comfortable staying for us - we had problems with temperature regulations in the room, the system just didn't work and it was always 24-24.5 C which was too hot for us. The restaurant was good - we had pulpo and rice with something.
Victoria Vinogradova (2 years ago)
it's an interesting experience to stay in a castle, nice views. It wasn't the most comfortable staying for us - we had problems with temperature regulations in the room, the system just didn't work and it was always 24-24.5 C which was too hot for us. The restaurant was good - we had pulpo and rice with something.
Jeff Miller (2 years ago)
The Monterrey Castle and Parador amazing beyond words. Stunning hotel and historic area set in a brilliant location.
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