Adrada Castle

La Adrada, Spain

Adrada Castle is built with granite masonry combined with brick, obeying the wish of don Álvaro de Luna. It was built in the 14th century on a Gothic church, and in the 16th century the keep tower was arisen and built a great cube for the gunner. After that, the castle was transformed into arcaded Renaissance palace, according to the Spanish use.



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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Ruprecht Kanzow (4 months ago)
Very nice castle that can be easily reached by car. The castle is very well renovated. The entrance fee is 3 € (2 € reduced). The team who works there were very nice and gave me some additional information. There is a room where you can see a movie about the building history of the castle and in what series took place here. On the first floor there is very good exhibition about the castle. They took a lot work to make that castle beautiful again and made it interesting. The price is more than worth it.
Ismael Almeida (2 years ago)
Nice heritage Very nice views! Tickets at 3 euros The castle of La Adrada is located in the town of La Adrada in Avila. It consists of a wall and an interior enclosure in which there was originally a Gothic church, the possible origin of the fortification. This interior church dates from the 14th century, while the surrounding wall seems to correspond to the 15th century. This exterior wall began to be build at the end of the 14th century by Constable Ruy López Dávalos, who was granted the town of La Adrada by Enrique III of Castile. The castle passed into the hands of Don Álvaro de Luna during the reign of Juan II of Castile, and Beltrán de la Cueva under the reign of Enrique IV of Castile. In the 17th century it became part of the Casa Montijo and in the 19th century to the Casa de Alba. After being subjected to an intense process of deterioration, the castle was ceded to the La Adrada Town Council and has been restored and rehabilitated. It currently houses the Tiétar Valley Historical Interpretation Center.
Jeremy Balzer (2 years ago)
This is a hidden gem that is quite worth seeing. They let you go pretty much everywhere in the castle and there is a great video showing it's changes throughout history (if you understand Spanish), which you can also see in it's walls.
Giulio (3 years ago)
An amazing castle with an embedded museum. Beautiful views and a lot of history. Recommended
Emilio Pérez Mayuet (5 years ago)
Es precioso. Impresiona la altura cuando estás paseando por las almenas. Muy bien conservado y muy didáctico. Te cuentan la historia de máximo esplendor de la zona y del castillo y consiguen que te metas de lleno en esa época :)
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