Montemayor del Río Castle

Montemayor del Río, Spain

Montemayor del Río Castle probably doesn't date back to before the 15th century, and has more the character of a palace than of a strength. It has two existing enclosures. From the outer one only the entrance, flanked by two turrets, remains. The inner has an irregular groundplan, adapted to the outline of the land it was build on.

In the interior two floor levels can still be traced which were arranged around a central patio. In the left wall a large chimney is conserved, evidence of habitation.


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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Ismael Sola (3 years ago)
Muy bien conservado. Solo se puede ver mediante visitas guiadas por un precio de 3€, pero realmente merece la pena, lo explican muy bien. El castillo y las vistas son muy bonitos
Luis Alonso Molina (3 years ago)
Pueblo pequeño. Lo más importante el castillo. Visitable y con un restaurante en su interior
Victoria Ml (3 years ago)
Un entorno maravilloso, el servicio y la calidad en el local son excelentes así como su comida. Una localidad con múltiples opciones de ocio, familiar y con gran disponibilidad de rutas por el entorno del pueblo.
Al Bakri (3 years ago)
Precioso castillo perfectamente restaurado. Entorno muy bien cuidado. Merece la pena un paseo por las callejuelas del pueblo y el barrio judío.
Manuel Roncero (3 years ago)
Castillo muy bonito, bien restaurado e información interesante. La guía amable y bien con sus explicaciones.
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