Villanueva de Cañedo Castle

Topas, Spain

The castle of Villanueva del Cañedo (also known as the castle of Buen Amor) was built on the remains of a previous castle of the 11th century, and of which the basement is still preserved. In 1477 the castle became property of Alonso Ulloa de Fonseca Quijada, Bishop of Ávila. Fonseca reconstructed the castle turning it into a Renaissance palace.

Between 1958 and 1960 the castle was restored by its current owners who converted it into a hotel.


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

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Melodi Yusibova (3 months ago)
We had our wedding at Castillo del Buen Amor, and booked the place for an entire weekend. We have been absolutely pleased with everything from the planning and communication with Marisa leading up to the wedding, the service, food, drinks and preparations on the wedding day. All the staff is extremely serviceminded and professional. The venue is an absolutely magical place surrounded by beautiful nature. We could not have picked a better place for our wedding. Deifinitely recommend.
Mr G (4 months ago)
Castillo del Buen Amor, check sleeping in a castle off the bucket list! From the ambiance to the food, staying here is an absolute experience. Starting with the location, the castle is located in the countryside away from the hustle and bustle. Look up to the trees in the parking lot, you might find some stork's nests. Make sure you take time to take it all in as you enter the grounds. The ambiance in this place really takes you back, while still providing modern commodities. And the rooms, we booked #49 & 50. Room 49 has its own private tower with an amazing view. It also has a walkway to other rooms and the tower at room 50. We are a family of three and in Spain, anyone over the age of 12 is considered an adult and they require you to book a separate room. This meant our 14 yr old had his own master suite with a jacuzzi tub in the room. Hefty price to pay for staying at the castle as a family. Make sure you take a day to walk around the castle and check out all the wonderful rooms. Room 50 has a large dining room in the tower lobby which you can use to eat your meals. You can also eat in the wonderful restaurant or in the outdoor atrium area. The food was delicious and they offered a different menu for lunch and dinner. You can also order lunch from the bar adjacent to the reception. The breakfast spread included pastries, Jamón and other cured meats, fruit, and a selection of drinks. Also make sure you walk around the grounds and take a walk through the labyrinth. Finally, take a dip in the pool. We happened to be at the castle at the same time as a Hindu wedding. We did not participate but it was great to see the events take place. Because of the wedding, we received an upgrade to the rooms that we had booked. The service at the castle was very good. We had several exchanges via email and even on site, the staff was very helpful answering every question that we had. If you are thinking about extra relaxation, book a massage, it is definitely worth it. They also produce their own wine. If you can, try each one of the bottles. I can't say enough about how wonderful our stay was at the Castillo. This was definitely the highlight of our visit to Spain. Enjoy y'all!
Olivier Attia (4 months ago)
We live in a world of connected people. Kids and parents now exchange important key information daily with their phones. We failed our vacations in your castle. We had no idea the wifi network was as old as the castle. No mobile network. No decent wifi network. The result is constant miscommunication and failed appointment for all family events. If you intend to stay in a disconnected world, this is the perfect place. If you have kids, spouse and want to remain connected to the real world, this is unfortunate as the location is beautiful, walk away. Avoid the constant fights we experienced because we could not communicate properly. I am not even commenting in the missed professional meetings I had scheduled during my stay in this stunning place. I am a digital nomad and wish the management of the castle would understand that the new normal is connected all the time.
Daniel Leite (5 months ago)
I wasn't expecting such an amazing experience coming here. The castle is beautiful and uses its history in a real interesting way, giving out a map with the points of interest of the castle explaining what each one represented in its time. Rooms are huge with great bathrooms and really good hair and body products. Pool is great and really big, which only adds to the already great package. Dinner in the central patio was great, but the real highlight was the breakfast. Wide variety of products, all fresh and tasty. I can't recommend this place enough :)
Ruth Brodhurst (5 months ago)
A beautiful historic castle, amazing location, staff were food. Food was great and not overpriced for the location, the only downside was that the WiFi was very patchy - great if you want peace and quiet though
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