Arévalo Castle

Arévalo, Spain

Arévalo castle was built in the 14th century and reformed during the 15th and 16th centuries. It has a pentagonal ground plan and a large Tower of Homage. Inside there is a Cereal Museum.

King Pedro I, the Cruel, locked his wife Blanca de Borbón in the castle. Juan II and Enrique IV possessed it, the latter handed it to don Álvaro de Zúñiga; between 1476 and 1480, Zúñiga and the Catholic Monarchs negotiated a compesation for Arévalo and, in the ends, the village was taken over by the Crown. Subsequently it became a state prison.

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

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Irene Rivas (16 months ago)
Muy bonito, una exposición en el interior de la torre del homenaje impresionante. Muy reconstruido... Y tb muy simpáticas las personas que trabajaban por allí.
Max M. Navarro (2 years ago)
Completely rebuilt in xx,nothing to see. Used as government offices
marco lazzari (2 years ago)
Vera Castilla
Sigurgeir Kortsson (3 years ago)
Nice little castle with history
Magdalena K. (3 years ago)
Nice and quiet place.
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