San Felices de los Gallegos Castle

San Felices de los Gallegos, Spain

San Felices de los Gallegos Castle has an historical purpose as the frontier stronghold between Portugal and Castile. The enclosure with medieval origins is protected by the castle and the walls which were built in successive periods. The wall, built of stone blocks with adjoining square towers, dates from the 13th century and encircles a spacious bailey. The keep dates from the 15th century, and a third fortified enclosure with bastioned walls dates from the 17th century.

Inside the walls, it is worth noting the parish church (12th-13th centuries) in the transitional Romanesque style (façade and belltower) modified in the Gothic-Renaissance period (16th century), with three naves and a main chapel.Highlights of its civil architecture are buildings such as the Town Hall (16th century) and the Alhóndiga, the former hospitals of Rocamador and La Misericordia, and various noble mansions with their carved coats of arms (16th to 18th centuries), such as the houses known as Los Mayorazgos, El Corregidor and Los señores de Ron.

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

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Tania Bernal Pascual (2 years ago)
Museo pequeñito. Pero merece la pena visitarlo puesto que conserva muy bien los detalles. Precio de entrada: 2,25€. Personal muy amable. A mayores, si el museo no estuviese abierto, encontrareis un número de contacto en la puerta que sin ningún problema os lo abrirá enseguida para poder visitarlo.
Ana Calvo (2 years ago)
Un museo muy bien restaurado, una auténtica joya,todo un descubrimiento
Concha Redondo (2 years ago)
Un museo excelente, con un molino romano más antiguo de España. Premio europeo a su restauracion.
Joaquim Teodósio (2 years ago)
Pequeno mas com muita informação sobre a história do azeite na localidade. Vale a pena a visita.
Gabriel Alvarez (3 years ago)
Excelente museo. Excelente atención y una gran amabilidad impresionante. Gracias por todo.
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