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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santiago bettosini (10 months ago)
Manuel Esteban (10 months ago)
Sara Martín Bonilla (11 months ago)
Miguel Angel_61 (2 years ago)
Espectacular. Visita muy recomendable. Rodeado de zonas verdes y senderos naturales
Prado Matamoros (2 years ago)
Es la edificación más antigua de Villaviciosa, de principios del siglo XV, época de los Reyes Católicos. Y también la más querida. Actualmente pertenece al Archivo del Ejército del Aire, pero afortunadamente se está abriendo al público cada vez más para poder visitarlo. También se organizan en su Patio de Armas Conciertos de Música Clásica durante los veranos. Esperamos que se extienda también a más épocas del año.
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