Castillo de los Duques de Alba

Alba de Tormes, Spain

Castle of the Dukes of Alba was founded in the 12th century when King Ferdinand II of León ordered to build a simple watchtower. In the 13th century, King Sancho IV of Castile converted the primitive tower into a castle. It was devastated by the battles of the time of King Henry IV of Castile but later rebuilt and converted it into a private palace.

In its interior you can visit several rooms, such as the one that houses the mural paintings of the Battle of Mühlberg.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Carlos Ruiz Martinez de Medinilla (5 months ago)
Expectacular!!
Marcelo Lopes (2 years ago)
Nice place. history and landscape.
Maria de la O (2 years ago)
Great visit. View us amazing and mural room breathtaking.
Maria de la O (2 years ago)
Great visit. View us amazing and mural room breathtaking.
Alicia B (3 years ago)
A beautiful view of the Villa and the Castilian landscape. Very well explained. Kind tour guides
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