Irulegui Castle

Laquidáin, Spain

Irulegui castle is located on the Sierra de Aranguren in the municipality of Laquidáin.

During the Iron Age it there was a castro de los Vascones. This pre-Roman fort was destroyed around 76 BC. as a consequence of the rebellion.

Although there are legends that suggest the existence of the castle (or, at least, of a defensive structure in this place) during the Almanzor raids in the 11th century, the first reliable documents of the castle dates from the late 12th century.

In 1416 the castle was modernized, adding a triangular structure to the front. In 1494, the kings Catalina and Juan III (Juan de Labrit), agreed its destruction before the push of the Beaumonteses, who controlled the fortress, and consequently, the Pamplona Basin.

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Antoni Mercé i Anyó (3 years ago)
It is a small castle practically demolished, but the walk and the views are very nice. There are quite didactic explanatory posters.
miguel cuenca (3 years ago)
Demanding treck to get there
Josetxo Gámez (3 years ago)
A nice walk for a morning. Suitable for children. At the top of the mountain the remains of a castle from which you can contemplate a beautiful landscape. On the way down you can pass through the enchanted forest.
A. Fav (5 years ago)
Very nice place
Arvi Mudaliyar (5 years ago)
Great magical forest to trek through. The Castle itself is quite beautiful , small and surrounded by beautiful valley views .
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