Chinchón Castle

Chinchón, Spain

Chinchón Castle was preceded by an earlier castle built at the end of the 15th century which was destroyed by commoners in 1521 after a long siege. Chinchón Castle was built on the ruins of this earlier castle in the late 16th century by the third Earl of Chinchón, Don Diego Fernandez de Cabrera.

Chinchón Castle was built as a Renaissance castle with broad rectangular windows as aspects of a palatial building. Its thick walls with sloping foundations and its moat covered by a drawbridge, made that it still looked like a fortress.

At the beginning of the 18th century, during the War of Spanish Succession, the castle was looted and abandoned. One century later it was burned by a Polish brigade fighting for the French during the War of Independence.

In the last part of the last century, Chinchón Castle was home to a famous bodega. At present the castle stands empty, awaiting repairs and a fitting form of use. It can not be visited.

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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Ciprian Dogaru (19 months ago)
It's closed. You can not visit it.
Cristina Pavelescu (19 months ago)
Likes.the castle.and the small village.
eduardo roca (2 years ago)
Interesting ruins of a castle
Henry Chen (2 years ago)
The gate is closed. The view is fine
Mark Cheptea (2 years ago)
Offers a nice over Chinchon with Madrid in the background. The castle is closed and and the space in front of the gates is an ad-hoc parking location.
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