Cuéllar Castle

Cuéllar, Spain

Cuéllar Castle is conserved in good condition, and it has been built in different architectural styles between the 13th and 18th century. Much of the castle in the Gothic and Renaissance styles. The military building was extended and transformed in the 16th century, turning it into the palace of the Duke of Alburquerque. Among its historical owners, stands out Álvaro de Luna and Beltrán de la Cueva, as well as the successive Dukes of Alburquerque. 

The Dukes of Alburquerque lived in this castle for centuries until they moved to Madrid to be close to the court. Thereafter their use of the castle was as leisure and holidays palace, abandoning the building slowly. At the late 19th century the castle was almost completely abandoned, and was victim of robberies. In 1938 was a political prison was settled within the castle, and after was established also a sanatorium for prisoners affected by tuberculosis. It was used as prison till 1966.

In 1972, the Department of Fine Arts carried out an intensive restoration, and made it the home of a Vocational Education school, which continues to this day.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Abian Codesal Sabina (37 days ago)
Beautiful space where you can have a guide visit (probably only in Spanish)
ej rideout (5 months ago)
Very nice and different type castillo. Popular place to visit. Good bit of old city and walls remain
Pedro Crespo Aparicio (6 months ago)
A great visit. We were in July. I liked the guided visit so much. I learnt several things about castle.
louis daane (10 months ago)
Amazing historial Castillo just bursting with history and honest sound architecture.
Patricia Martorell (4 years ago)
Amazing show at the castle, great for kids
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