Turégano Castle

Turégano, Spain

The Castle of Turégano was founded on the site of a pre-existing Arabian fortress. Its structure is integrated into the adjacent church of San Miguel, completed in the 15th and 16th centuries.

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

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Ian Taylor (Continuum) (2 years ago)
A beautiful castle under a huge Spanish sky
Ian Taylor (Continuum) (2 years ago)
A beautiful castle under a huge Spanish sky
Ana L. (2 years ago)
It has great history and interesting architecture. It has been restored, and you can go all the way up to the bell tower. The entrance fee is very low.
Ana L. (2 years ago)
It has great history and interesting architecture. It has been restored, and you can go all the way up to the bell tower. The entrance fee is very low.
Peter Mcconnell (2 years ago)
Very interesting, not a lot to see and well off the main roads.
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