Canena Castle

Canena, Spain

Canena Castle is a Renaissance building from the 16th century, designed by the Spanish Renaissance architect Andrés de Vandelvira (1509-c. 1575). It belonged to Francisco de los Cobos, private secretary to Charles I and a great patron of the Renaissance in Úbeda and the surrounding area.

The building we see today dates from the 17th century. It adopts an almost square ground plan delimited by two large towers at the ends of the main façade and two smaller and apparently incomplete towers on the rear façade, all them circular. One of the most imposing features is the square keep, which used to be surrounded by a moat, now filled in, and accessed by a drawbridge.

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Calle Castillo 7, Canena, Spain
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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Sander van Wezel (8 months ago)
Incredibly awesome location with the nicest host, Paco, you will ever meet!
Javier Gago (3 years ago)
It was really cool to be able to buy pure olive oil in a castle and while we waited we could gossip a little bit all the decoration inside
momyg momyg (5 years ago)
The owners hosted us, a grupe of olive oil tasters to sample the estate olive oils. They produce some of the best olive oils produced in spain.
Mehak Goel (5 years ago)
Fabulous maintenance of palace of more than 100 years old
Eric Freeman (6 years ago)
Spectacular castle. Lovely to call home!!!
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