The construction of the Olmillos Castle began in 1446. It has been traditionally known as the castle of the Cartagena, according the original owners. At the beginning of the 19th century, immediately after the French invasion, the guerrillas Santos Padilla and Melchor Cossío lit fire to the castle. Today it is a hotel.



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Founded: 1446
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain


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jose lerin (3 years ago)
Comida casera sencilla y rica. Servicio rápido y limpio. Yo como cada vez que pasó por allí.
Alexandere Prieto Ontillera (3 years ago)
Comida bastante sencilla y el servicio normal. El pescado un poco seco, pero el entrecot muy bueno.
Chus Chus (3 years ago)
Buena atención buen servicio rápido calidad precio óptimo un comedor amplio y esquísito inmejorable
Andrés González García (3 years ago)
Un sitio muy bonito una decoración muy original, calidad precio muy bueno sobre todo el lechazo extraordinario
El Greco Cervecero (3 years ago)
Excelente guiso de garbanzos con bacalao. Trato muy amable. Precio económico para la buena calidad que tiene la comida y el sitio. Merece la pena parar.
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