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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Shannon Lewis (20 months ago)
Such an interesting experience! Beautiful grounds! The restaurant was totally empty in off season so perhaps make plans to dine elsewhere.
JD JD (21 months ago)
Amazing and magical place where everybody makes you feel like home, you may think that even you own the castle. Highly recommended the suite with the private terrace where you must have dinner on it, your partner won't forget it.
Carla Lowe (2 years ago)
Wonderful place to rest!!! Food is good. Service is excellent and the rooms are just perfect!! LOCATION If you don't have a car, you can get there by taxi from Salamanca, its about 30 Euro. Don't get there by bus, it's a long walk from the road where they do you off to the castle. ROOMS Simply incredible! Each room is different but each one is unique. They keep them fairly clean. The toiletries are very nice. The beds are comfortable. Rooms are quiet. I stayed in the Feudal Suite where Catholic kings used to stay. It has the tallest ceiling in the castle because it's in the Tribute Tower, a diagonal tower. It has a private access to the roof, but be aware that there are several steps to get to both, the room and the roof. But it's worth it! THE CASTLE This is an 11th century castle that was built as a fortress in the beginning but then became a residence in the following centuries. The construction is in a pretty good shape. It was remodel by the family who owns it now. Every corner has something to tell, there are secret passages that you can still see, you can walk on the roof and get an incredible view of the castle and the sorrounding areas. The courtyard is so peaceful to sit, drink coffee and relax. They have a large swimming pool and area to relax You can find several sitting areas throughout the castle, inside and outside, antique rooms, corridors, fire place room, the won't have enough time to sit in all of them! I was there for a week and couldn't enjoy all of them. Their coffee bar is open late. When they have new guests arriving they offer cold sangria or a fruit drink that is very refreshing if you are there when is warm. I was there in Setiembre and it was still very warm. They have a road that goes around the castle for a nice walk and several benches to sit and watch the vineyards if you are tired. We walked at night and enjoyed the beautiful view of the Castle. Their lit the castle at night so you can take very nice pictures. We felt safe doing that.
Graham (2 years ago)
I would highly recommend this hotel, especially if you like historical buildings. . Wonderful castle, lovely room, nice breakfast. I can’t comment on the dining room as we didn’t have dinner there.
cesar verhoeven (2 years ago)
A bit humid but one of the most beautiful hotels i have ever seen.
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