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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Pedro A. Morón (5 months ago)
Ruins with ease of access, surely they contain more history than they reveal, good viewpoint for photographs and a good climb for training
Angel García Delgado (12 months ago)
Beautiful viewpoint. If you have a drone, it is a permitted flight zone.
Bernadette Trinidad (2 years ago)
It's a ruin of an old castle...there's nothing much to see. But I picked up some quartz along the pathway...
Bernadette Trinidad (2 years ago)
It's a ruin of an old castle...there's nothing much to see. But I picked up some quartz along the pathway...
Егор Володин (2 years ago)
Castle ruins glisten with quartz rock
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