The Tower of Varona (Torre de los Varona) is a tower located in Villanañe, Valdegovia. The origin of this tower dates back to the end of the 14th or start of the 15th century. The surname Varona dates back to the 7th century and came into being with Doña María Ruiz Pérez. From then until the present day, the tower has been inhabited by her direct descendants.

The whole building has been restored by the Provincial Council of Álava. Its interior has several areas that still retain their traditional character and it is possible to see good examples of furniture throughout the various living rooms, which belongs to the owners of the Tower-Mansion. The wallpapers and the collection of ceramics are also very interesting.

The tower stands out on one side of the complex. The whole building is defended by a crenellated barbican and walls with arrow slits, as well as a wide moat filled with water.



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Founded: c. 1400
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Borja Triviño (10 months ago)
Even without being able to visit its interior, its exterior visit is worth it for its location and its careful image. It is very well preserved and its size attracts attention from a distance.
Iraide Rico (10 months ago)
A unique experience! You never imagine that in a town as small as Villanañe you can find jewels like the Torre Varona. That preserves all the essence of a Castle of the time updated and adapted for all audiences. A family visit that is worthwhile not only for the Castle, but for the surroundings. A landscape of 10 to enjoy!
mario huerga grande (14 months ago)
Very pretty
TiTo (15 months ago)
Very nice site. The visit must be booked in advance. We reserve at a tourist office. It is free, but a longer visit is missed, since they do not leave any time to see all the wonders they have. I imagine it will be because of the covid19.
Johan Herbosch (5 years ago)
Historical medieval tower with well kept interior. Visiting only with (good) guide !
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