Ciudad Rodrigo Castle

Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain

The castle of walled city Ciudad Rodrigo was built by the medieval King Enrique II of Castile in 1372. The artillery barrier that surrounds the castle was built in the early 16th century.


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Founded: 1372
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain


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Milka (2 years ago)
Just great. Staff were wonderful, reception great, restaurant awesome when we were a little late for our evening meal. Can't say enough good things. Great when you travel with dog.
Susan Cadwallader (4 years ago)
Beautiful view, great place to sunset.
Cristina Delamo (4 years ago)
This castle is now the Parador de Ciudad Rodrigo. We loved it. I thought the rooms are decorated in a way that goes really well with the style of the castle. The bed was not huge, but a good size, clean and comfortable. Staff was also really friendly. The reservation web site is confusing as it says they have only double beds or 2 twin size beds. However the "double" size beds are actually queen size beds. Make sure to go up the tower of the castle. You will get 360 beautiful views of the village.
r c (4 years ago)
Beautiful city, love staying st the Paradores hotel, so much history around you.
Alejandro Mardomingo (4 years ago)
Hay otros sitios más lujosos, pero es un hotel único, como casi todos los paradores. Bien cuidado, vistas increíbles desde torreón y jardines, en un pueblo precioso y cerca de parajes increíbles. La comida estupenda. El servicio, eficaz, amable, respetuoso y cercano. Me llevo un muy buen recuerdo.
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