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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Christèle Perez (2 years ago)
Having seen from the highway, this small castle lost in the plain, we went out at the following ramp: we must look for it to find it, but it's worth it! it is magnificently preserved, although it can only be seen from the outside.
Santiago Martin (2 years ago)
We were there, we talked to a gentleman from the farm, he took us to his house to give us water for the girl, he explained to us the dangers, if we jumped the fence, he told us that there were people who did not respect her, we understand, I comment that there are people who bother to warn of these dangers, who only do it to avoid risks, and that they are responsible if something happens, it is true that there are people who come from the city and believe they are entitled to everything, go to the country people as legs, and they have a big heart, it is their job and they have to be respected, they do it for our own safety, they also explained things about the palace, great people, let's respect them. A hug for them.
Raúl Martín (2 years ago)
Very unpleasant and disappointed we stopped my wife and I with my dog ​​on the road to take some pictures and we were approached by a man in a car to invite us to leave since it is a private property which of course we knew since they have all the castle full of posters and we know how to read, we have never entered any enclosure and as far as I know the road is not private or you have forgotten to put the eighty signs along the way, since when can you get way to stop a moment, bravo for the hospitality of the people of the villages are charming most a shame to find characters so they leave a bad taste in your mouth after a nice morning walk in the countryside because my assessment is that it is a place where you do not seem better
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)
A pity that they do not reform it. It would be lovely
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