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 (11 months ago)
Beautiful place for a romantic getaway. The restaurant isn't the best.
Victoria Vinogradova (12 months 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 (16 months ago)
The Monterrey Castle and Parador amazing beyond words. Stunning hotel and historic area set in a brilliant location.
Alex Abbott (2 years ago)
Incredible view! Very comfortable rooms! Delicious food and great service! Intriguing historical building!
Xalms (Alê) (2 years ago)
The pace was a kinda closed when I got there. But I still had time to go up on the stairs to the main tower. the view is just incredible and the history about the place is such a good thing to hear. I recommend that.
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