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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Emilio Pérez Mayuet (15 months 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 :)
Angélica González (16 months ago)
Muy bonito, la reforma les quedo bien. El encargado muy atento, pone un vídeo e indica el recorrido a seguir ya sin él. El vídeo explicando su historia es corto. Las salas muy bien ambientadas. Las vistas preciosas. No me extraña que grabaran alguna escena de Águila Roja.
igor kalcic (2 years ago)
Nice
Clive Banks (2 years ago)
Lovely castle staff were a bit over zealous
Jassely because i say so! (3 years ago)
It is amazing you and your kids will love to see this place the view is amazing and a lot of history..it is bigger then what we thought. And it is just 5 EUR to get there
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