Buitrago del Lozoya Castle

Buitrago del Lozoya, Spain

The town of Buitrago del Lozoya is completely surrounded by an ancient wall originally built by the Moorish people. Within these walls lies the ruins of the Buitrago de Lozoya castle. The style of the castle is a unique mix of Mudéjar (moorish) and Gothic designs – tall, solid square towers combined with the typical pentagonal shaped often used by the ancient Arabs. It was built in the 15th century. It has a rectangular plan, with seven towers of various shapes (round, pentagonal, square), all in stone. The interior is in ruins.

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

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Cristobal Gordillo (17 months ago)
Nice and small town with everything to live
Javier Gómez Lozano (19 months ago)
Nice view 70kms away from Madrid
ken_kramer Kramer (2 years ago)
Buitrago de Lozoya is a picturesque little town with a rich history worth a visit !
Fabrice Lu. (2 years ago)
You can access up to the top of the Tower for only one Euro.
Emiliano Leonardi (2 years ago)
Super nice place to visit in summer. Especially in August when there are many celebrations
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