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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ScottA Martin (6 months ago)
There are visiting hours to enter, but I was there too early. No matter, walking around the castle in the morning hours, nearly alone, was worth the visit. You can park (free) very close to the castle. Plus, the town of Arevalo is nice. Too.
Andrew Barker (7 months ago)
This is a beautiful castle on the Ruta de Isabel le Catolica. Unfortunately i was in town too early and couldn't enter, it opens at 10:00. You can walk the grounds and grab some fantastic photos of the building even from the outsode, definitely worth the visit.
ej rideout (2 years ago)
Very well rebuild and maintained castillo. Nice grain museum, historic culture and Spanish system
Paweł Kranzberg (2 years ago)
An interesting late medieval castle, with several features that were innovative in the XV century.
Liliana Kawase (2 years ago)
I drove from Avila to Segovia and decided for this little detour. It worth every minute. It’s amazing how a tiny city could have been so important for the world history. This is the where Saint Ignacio de Loyola spent his youth years, as well as Queen Isabel the Catholic.
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