Pazo de Tovar Castle

Santo Adrao de Lourenzá, Spain

The tower of Pazo de Tovar was erected in the late 13th century. D. Antonio de Tovar constructed the residential castle around in the early 1500s. Today it hosts exhibitions.


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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Claire H (3 years ago)
Great place and lovely food and service
Milu ViajaSola (3 years ago)
Very pretty. It can be reached by car without problems. It is very special. There is a restaurant inside.
Africastellanos (4 years ago)
Unbeatable place. The food was fantastic and the treatment was very friendly. It is worth a detour to stop for lunch or dinner at this wonderful pazo.
Maria José Godino Muñoz (4 years ago)
For how well preserved it is
begoña marful cillero (4 years ago)
An incredible place!
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