This castle held the Coyanza Council in 1050; the old Coyanza was populated and fortified by Fernando II of León in the second half of the 12th century. The current castle was built in the 15th century. It was constructed on the site of older castle that had been erected on the ruins of a fortification dating back to the Iron Age.

The castle consists basically of one articulated front with projections, flanked by turrets overshadowing the tower of homage, with round turrets in the Gales and fronts.

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

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www.turismocastillayleon.com

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Tensen Varghese (4 years ago)
A midieval castle with play area and path ways to walk around,The castle gives nice views from the front.
Sukydin (4 years ago)
Ok
Cristi Teglas (4 years ago)
Museum
Bert Bril (4 years ago)
Had a nice stroll around it, not a particularly beautiful castle.
Javi Alvarez (5 years ago)
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