Bonilla de la Sierra Castle

Bonilla de la Sierra, Spain

Bonilla de la Sierra castle has three wall sections and three turrets of different styles and origins. The main par of the castle was formed by the Tower of Homage, of the 14th century, it has matacanes and round arches, and under the tower is the main yard and the rooms. The castle contains 14th-century paintings.

It was the resting place of the prelates of the Ávila bishopric, and held important episcopal synods, as the one in 1384. Bishop Sancho Dávila had a wall built around the village in the 14th century.

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

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Juan Martinez (7 months ago)
It is a very small town, however it is clear that in its day it was very important for the clergy and feudal lords, as it has an immense church, it is walled, and it has a castle, It is worth the walk to this small town, it also has a handmade well with an entrance with steps through which you can go down to the water, curious to say the least, Walking through its small streets will not leave you indifferent, I truly recommend it.
Javier Mateos (7 months ago)
It is closed and I don't know if it will be possible to visit one day. There is no indication about this.
Domingo Giménez Blázquez (8 months ago)
One of the twelve castles of Ávila. Privately owned and in a state of progressive ruin. You can visit inside the first four Mondays of the month from 9:30 to 10:30. The visit is free, it is not guided. It is worth the visit, especially if you don't know the town.
Cervigon (8 months ago)
A castle/palace that was the domain of the bishopric, being the habitual residence of the prelates, when they moved to the town. It dates back to the 12th century, although it seems that from the 14th century onwards important renovations and maintenance works were carried out. He had a lot of prominence in Castilian politics, not only in ecclesiastical affairs, but also in civil affairs. With the Confiscation it passed into private hands and it seems that they have recently undertaken its restoration. Your visit is complicated, since as announced you can only visit "the first four Mondays of the month" from "09:30 to 10:30"
destro Boss (3 years ago)
A very well preserved medieval town
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