Coca Castle

Coca, Spain

Magnificent Coca Castle was built in the 15th century by Alonso de Fonseca, a mighty archbishop of Seville, during the reign of King Enrique IV of Castile. It's made up of two square baileys separated by a passageway. Both show polygonal towers at the corners. The double walls are 2.5 m thick and it's circled by a deep dry moat.

Coca castle is a mixture of western and Moorish military architecture, as can be seen from its decoration. It has a square ground plan, a moat and two walled enclosures, which gives it the air of impregnability for which it has been known over the centuries. The keep is located in the second area. It is made of brick and its walls are profusely decorated. The interior is very luxurious and lavish, and conserves its Mudejar decoration. Due to its great splendour, it was used more as a palace than as a fortress. It is one of the crowning works of the military Mudejar style.

The castle is owned by the Alva family and now serves as a training center for foresters. Their school is situated in the inner bailey.


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

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Carlos Niharra López (8 months ago)
Great castle to admire and to visit. The only thing is that it's not visitable on working days in some areas of the castle. And other issue is that inside the castle there's nothing worth important.
Barrie Hall (11 months ago)
A really interesting place to visit with information provided in English and an English speaking man on reception. It must be said that the stairs up the towers are challenging with large risers and no hand rails. But we are two 74 year old not particularly fit pensioners and we managed OK. It is really worth the effort.
Jacek Marcinkowski (13 months ago)
It’s very well preserved castle from old times. City itself has not much to offer, nearby are some nice cheap restaurants. I do like castles so i am visiting various ones around.
Kev Thomas (2 years ago)
A hidden gem in the middle of Tortosa. Not worth a special visit as half of it is closed off and a little unkept. But the views and the ability to see the rest of the walls in the distance makes your imagination see how big the complex actually was. Plus go up to the new part which is on the other side and converted to a hotel. But its nicely done
Stanimir Angelov (2 years ago)
The village is very cozy, the castle is incredible you need to visit it from from inside. There are few bars , but you can eat good there
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