Montánchez Castle

Montánchez, Spain

Montánchez Castle was built in the 12th century by Almohad occupation. Three water cisterns still exist from that age. After Christian Reconquista, under the administration of the Order of Santiago, a large number of elements were added to the castle, including the wall which surrounds the enclosure. Additionally, in the interior you will still find the keep and the wine cellars, and on the outside a pond and a hermitage built during the 17th century.


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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Arjun Anand (14 months ago)
Awesome find on a road trip around Spain, excellent views all around and generally chill and relaxing place to just pause and take it all in! Stop here if you're nearby!
ann bowden (2 years ago)
Atmospheric in the mist then later glorious at sunset
Jose Alberto Amador Muñoz (3 years ago)
Very beautiful and well preserved castle. The views are amazing. You can see all the mountain range and the valley. Highly recommended to see the sunset :)
Ron Rutten (5 years ago)
Typical town in the Extremadura with a stunning view.
Klaus Bello (6 years ago)
unique in it's set up, has a large sistern/pool outside, semi restored and nevertheless a witness of old time. incredible views over the surrounding valleys. Not the most spectacular castle and still a great place to be reminded of how one lived and ruled.
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