Marcilla Castle

Marcilla, Spain

The Castillo Palacio de Marcilla is a Gothic-style castle built in the 15th century by Mosén Pierres de Peralta. At first it had a defensive character but when the Marquisate of Falces was instituted it became the residential palace of the Marquises. The gateway to the castle, which houses the drawbridge under which the moat runs, is next to what is considered to be the Homage Tower, one of the four towers that make up the corners of the castle. Inside the fortress there was a large parade ground around which the rooms and rooms were distributed. The palace chapel preserves its 16th century paintings.

Acquired by the Government of Navarra in 1976 and thoroughly restored in the 2008-2012 period, it currently houses the town hall and other municipal bodies.


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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Marisa Ramos (2 years ago)
Un bonito pueblo con un castillo muy bien cuidado y que merece la pena visitar
Miguel Angel Rentero (2 years ago)
Fuimos a una boda civil, el sitio muy bonito y la concejal que les casó muy maja.
Clara Olivier (2 years ago)
Beautiful and well preserved since it is used as a town hall, library ... You visit one day a week, but it didn't coincide with us and we couldn't see it.
claudiu codreanu (5 years ago)
I. Ma-Sa (5 years ago)
Lovely renovated castle. The village is a little beauty worth visiting.
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