Muñatones Castle

Muskiz, Spain

Muñatones Castle was the culmination of a long construction process lasting from the 14th to the 15th centuries, amid the ferocious factional wars that ravaged Enkarterri. It is without adoubt one of the finest examples of the region’s architectural heritage and has been designated a landmark.

Mighty nobleman Don Lope García de Salazar was born in the castle, where he wrote the first history book on the Biscayan people, a first-hand testimony to the blessings and curses of life.

 

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Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Nilo Alfonso (4 years ago)
A small vestige of the history of Bizkaia. Interesting and good for the culture of our history. An interesting excursion.
Iskra 81 (4 years ago)
Great unknown in Bizkaia and key in its history
Igor Miñana (4 years ago)
There is no parking and it is a bit poorly maintained, the attention is very good.
Oscar Gallardo (4 years ago)
Very cool and with a guide who has explained it very correctly.
Igor Gartzia (5 years ago)
Nice place, well organized, clean and interesting. unique middle age castle
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