Castronuevo was built before 1481 and remodeled in 1489. It has three circular and two rectangular towers.

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

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Raúl Martín (2 years ago)
Muy desagradable y decepcionado hemos parado mi mujer y yo con mi perro en el camino para hacer unas fotos y se nos a acercado un señor en un coche para invitarnos a irnos puesto que es una propiedad privada cosa que por supuesto sabíamos ya que tienen todo el castillo lleno de carteles y sabemos leer ,en ningún momento hemos entrado dentro de ningún cercado y hasta donde yo sé el camino no es privado o se les a olvidado poner también los ochenta carteles a lo largo del camino ,desde cuándo te pueden echar de un camino por parar un momento, bravo por la hospitalidad de la gente de los pueblos son encantadores la mayoría una pena dar con personajes así que te dejan un mal sabor de boca después de una mañana bonita de paseo por el campo pues mi valoración es que es un lugar donde mejor no pareis
Jorge García (2 years ago)
Una pena que no lo reformen. Sería precioso
Antonio Minguez (3 years ago)
Realizó viajes periódicamente a Salamanca, y desde la autovía siempre me fijaba en este Palacio fortaleza, pero desde la autovía no hay manera de parar para verlo. Hoy me he desviado y he conseguido llegar a el, no sin dificultad, pues se accede desde una pista que con las lluvias estaba muy embarrada. Mejor visitar en primavera. Es una finca privada y no tengo constancia de si se puede de algún modo concertar visitas.
Juan Carlos Morales Suarez-Varela (3 years ago)
El castillo es curioso. No es visitable y está en una Finca privada, solo se puede ver desde fuera. Carece de accesos, solo caminos. Es una pena porque conforme cuenta la Wikipedia es un castillo con posiciones de artillería, no es solo el típico medieval
Jesús Bernabé Hernández Hernando (4 years ago)
Castillo que se puede ver desde la autovía de Avila Salamanca a su paso por el termino de Rivilla de Barajas y junto al rio Zapardiel se encuentra este precioso castillo perteneciente a los Duques de Alba para pasar a verlo hay que pedir permiso al guarda de la finca, el cual es muy amable y simpático.
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The Palazzo Colonna is a palatial block of buildings built in part over ruins of an old Roman Serapeum, and has belonged to the prestigious Colonna family for over twenty generations.

The first part of the palace dates from the 13th century, and tradition holds that the building hosted Dante in his visit to Rome. The first documentary mention notes that the property hosted Cardinal Giovanni and Giacomo Colonna in the 13th century. It was also home to Cardinal Oddone Colonna before he ascended to the papacy as Martin V (1417–1431).

With his passing, the palace was sacked during feuds, and the main property passed into the hands of the Della Rovere family. It returned to the Colonna family when Marcantonio I Colonna married Lucrezia Gara Franciotti Della Rovere, the niece of pope Julius II. The Colonna"s alliance to the Habsburg power, likely protected the palace from looting during the Sack of Rome (1527).

Starting with Filippo Colonna (1578–1639) many changes have refurbished and create a unitary complex around a central garden. Architects including Girolamo Rainaldi and Paolo Marucelli labored on specific projects. Only in the 17th and 18th centuries were the main facades completed. Much of this design was completed by Antonio del Grande (including the grand gallery), and Girolamo Fontana (decoration of gallery). In the 18th century, the long low facade designed by Nicola Michetti with later additions by Paolo Posi with taller corner blocks (facing Piazza Apostoli) was constructed recalls earlier structures resembling a fortification.

The main gallery (completed 1703) and the masterful Colonna art collection was acquired after 1650 by both the cardinal Girolamo I Colonna and his nephew the Connestabile Lorenzo Onofrio Colonna and includes works by Lorenzo Monaco, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Palma the Elder, Salviati, Bronzino, Tintoretto, Pietro da Cortona, Annibale Carracci (painting of The Beaneater), Guercino, Francesco Albani, Muziano and Guido Reni. Ceiling frescoes by Filippo Gherardi, Giovanni Coli, Sebastiano Ricci, and Giuseppe Bartolomeo Chiari celebrate the role of Marcantonio II Colonna in the battle of Lepanto (1571). The gallery is open to the public on Saturday mornings.

The older wing of the complex known as the Princess Isabelle"s apartments, but once housing Martin V"s library and palace, contains frescoes by Pinturicchio, Antonio Tempesta, Crescenzio Onofri, Giacinto Gimignani, and Carlo Cesi. It contains a collection of landscapes and genre scenes by painters like Gaspard Dughet, Caspar Van Wittel (Vanvitelli), and Jan Brueghel the Elder.

Along with the possessions of the Doria-Pamphilij and Pallavacini-Rospigliosi families, this is one of the largest private art collections in Rome.