Fuentidueña de Tajo Castle

Fuentidueña de Tajo, Spain

Fuentidueña  de Tajo Castle is a large, irregular building standing on a hill which dominates the Town and the Tagus River. It is believed to have been built during the 12th century and has been extended and rebuilt later on in the 14th century. It is related to the Kings, Alfonso VI and Alfonso VIII.

It still has a wall and part of the cylindrical towers on the sides. The two sections composing it are separated by an interior moat. It is still possible to see the Homage Tower opposite the Town.This castle was the Headquarters of the Kingdom in the time of Da Urraca, wife of Alfonso I the Warrior; legend has it that at night she used to walk through the hidden corridors to visit the Moors.

The provincial Governor, Pedro Manrique, was imprisoned in this Castle by order of Juan II. Álvaro de Luna, Marquis of Villena, was also made prisoner for his discrepancies with the Order of Santiago; he later became the proprietor of the Castle.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Ana T (14 months ago)
Imposible de verlo por dentro . Es privado y solo se puede acceder lunes martes y miércoles y estaba y entradas agotadas
Susana Gonzalez (14 months ago)
Bonito pueblo de la Ruta de Las Vegas!!!!! El rio y las vistas del Tajo lo mejor
Ricardo Canada (15 months ago)
Queda muy poco de castillo, solo una de las fachadas y bastante estropeada. El ayuntamiento ha invertido para hacer la zona más bonita y ha puesto vallas y un mirador.
Pepe Cuesta (15 months ago)
A mi me encanta la historia, y me parece un plan estupendo si te pilla cerca parar un minuto a ver las ruinas del castillo. No queda mucho pero es imponente. Es una parada que merece la pena.
Franklin Eduardo Esquivel Ravelo (17 months ago)
En mi viaje desde Sarria (Galicia) hasta Pozo Esrecho (Murcia) me tope con muchos sitios bellos, impresionantes, históricos, ruinas, castillos, etc.. Uno de esos sitios que me dejó un buen gusto fue este, nada del otro mundo si no lo ves con los ojos correctos, luego que averiguas un poco su historia, agradeces haber pisado su suelo y haber tocado lo que queda de sus paredes. Buen sitio para visitar..
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