Montefrio Castle

Montefrío, Spain

The ruins of a Moorish castle sit near the highest point of Montefrio. Being built midway between the Sierra de Priego and Sierra Parapanda, and commanding the open valley between these ranges, it became one of the chief frontier fortresses of the Moors in the 15th century. The castle was rebuilt by Catholic conquerors in 1507.


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


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Luis Ángel Abia (9 months ago)
You have to go see it, period. The views more than compensate for the steep climb, they are 250mtr but as you are sedentary you are with your tongue out for half an hour. You park well (depending on the influx) and people with reduced mobility are allowed to climb up to the top. From 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. there is no visit inside the church but you can walk around what remains of the fortress. If you go with children, tie them up short, there is a danger of fatal falls. There are bathrooms and it costs €2, more than affordable and discounts for groups.
Lou Fegans (13 months ago)
Views of the town are nice, but the nicest view is looking at the castle from the distance.
Christine Cooper (2 years ago)
Very interesting. Very hilly to get there.
Antony Pearson (2 years ago)
Absolutely lovely place
Slugletdog 1 (4 years ago)
Beautiful old castle, you can go right inside and to the top. Also lots of videos and information about it. You have to pay €2 to go inside. Definitely worth the hike up it.
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