Narros de Saldueña Castle

Narros de Saldueña, Spain

Narros de Saldueña Castle dates from the 15th century. During the Peninsular War (1807–1814) it was occupied by the French army. The conservation took place in 1960s.


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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain


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Speedy Biker's (13 months ago)
You can only visit on Wednesdays, curious to see if you go in passing, a little careless.
Luis Plaza (2 years ago)
Surprise to find such a cool castle in such a small town. A pity that it is private and cannot be visited.
Fernando Panadero Peropadre (2 years ago)
You only have one day for the visit, prior telephone request, from the outside it looks interesting
Chema Rodríguez (2 years ago)
They told us that they only open on Wednesday mornings because it is private and we could not enter because we arrived on Wednesday afternoon.
Alfredo Solana (2 years ago)
The castle of Narros de Saldueña is a 15th-century construction built by Rodrigo de Valderrávano, married to Doña Beatriz de Guzmán and son of Fernán González de Valderrávano, founder of this mayorazgo. In fact, it bears the arms of the Valderrávanos and the Guzmanes. It is also known as the Castle of the Duke of Montellano, to which Felipe V gave the county of Saldueña in the 18th century. It stands at one end of the town, constituting a good example of a castle-palace built with brick and rammed earth (mortar), curbed with brick, a material with which its corners are also reinforced, which relates it to Mudejar architecture, which that relates it to Mudejar architecture. First it was a simple defensive tower built at the end of the 10th century, later the patio was added and, on one of its sides, the gallery was built, which occupies a large part of the interior space; Finally, the entire complex was surrounded by a barbican. Rectangular in plan with sentry boxes in three of the angles and in the fourth it has a large square keep, with pointed battlements; all segmental arches. Its typology belongs more to the palace than to the castle, given the few defensive elements it presents. It should have a moat but it is currently not visible It was largely rebuilt in the 1960s. It is in good condition, complete and restored. It is privately owned and used as a home and can be visited from the outside. During the War of Independence it was occupied by the French.
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