Villaviciosa Castle

Villaviciosa, Spain

The Castle of Villaviciosa was built in two different stages. In the 15th century, Nuño González del Águila y Guzmán ordered to build a castle to control the passage from the Amblés Valley to the Sierra de la Paramera. In the 16th century, the execution of the Torre de las Damas was carried out. Currently, Villaviciosa Castle is a hotel.


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


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C (3 years ago)
Perfect place to disconnect, take the dogs and play sports. There is a green area behind where you can enjoy the flora and fauna. Very quiet place, especially in the mornings. Everything clean and well reserved.
Juventino Martínez Fernández (3 years ago)
Very pretty and a beautiful setting. I liked hunting in the garden
Javier Alonso (3 years ago)
Military archive of the air force .... It is located in Villaviciosa de Odón. That it is a town with a very visitable old town.
Noe (3 years ago)
A lovely and super laid-back guy enjoys nature
Ramón Ruiz (3 years ago)
It is great for walks and to go with children, a walk through nature, and its surroundings I have loved.
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