Castroverde Castle

Castroverde, Spain

Castroverde Castle was probably built in the 14th century. Today the 20m high tower exists.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Victor Gonzalez Trincado (2 years ago)
A pity that it is private and abandoned. In the middle of the primitive path, do not miss it.
Juan Ramón Alves F. (2 years ago)
It is dull as it is preserved, but the stones speak of its long and important history. One of the most important battles of the High Middle Ages took place in those places. Without a doubt a place for lovers of history in times of the monarch Silo.
Monica Q (2 years ago)
Little place to park, the access is between farms and the area is unmarked and unguarded. A shame, because it has a lot of potential, the remains that are completely covered with weeds, they seem interesting. The tower has no access. I think I remember that they do not advise approaching. The views from there, of the town, are spectacular.
Rose C.C. (2 years ago)
It is not signposted. There is little place to park. You cannot visit the inside. It is a tower located in the middle of a field surrounded by houses. The tower from the outside looks well preserved.
José Miguel (3 years ago)
Too bad not to invest in archaeological work because the result could be spectacular.
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