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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Sean Macey (3 months ago)
Everyone should stay in a castle just once. This was great. And the local food/wine was excellent
Mike van Veen (4 months ago)
Excellent small Parador.
Pedro T. Farinha (4 months ago)
Beautiful castle
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.
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