Cea Castle

Cea, Spain

Castillo de Cea was built in the 15th century on the site of an older castle destroyed in the 12th century. It was used as a prison for Castilian kings. At the beginning of the twentieth century it was used as a quarry for the new church of the town. At the moment only a tower and an entrance arch of the wall are conserved.


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


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rubwrc (11 months ago)
Although the castle is very deteriorated, you can enter and imagine what it must have been like in its heyday. It has spectacular views of the entire town and the river that accompanies it next to its bridge. It is the pride and symbol of every citizen of Cea
juan antonio garcia (2 years ago)
Beautiful castle ruins...free view....great place...just a small stretch on foot...views of the town and place...recommended
La verdad es que, la localidad de Almanza ha mejorado muchísimo en los últimos años. Yo se lo agradezco a los responsables de esta mejora. Merece la pena desviarse hasta Almanza para contemplar su belleza. Es algo que se puede hacer en poco tiempo. Pero si te gustan las villas medievales
VIAJERO CRITICO (2 years ago)
Fortress, well what remains, on a large promontory just above the town. Without being able to blame the barbarities that were done at the beginning of the 20th century with the castle (it was used as a quarry to build a church), the state of abandonment in which it is currently can be blamed. The main building, barely supported by iron beams to prevent it from collapsing, must have been majestic. The perimeter wall can be glimpsed between its remains and the mark it left on the ground. Please, authorities, urgent recovery. The views from it are very beautiful, if the castle were restored it would be even more impressive. Explanatory signs, 0. And as if that were not enough, according to history, it is built on another older fortress and even a castro. An untapped gem. For the rest, it is worth spending some time with your visit. Note for Google maps (the location is not completely correct).
Angel García Delgado (2 years ago)
Magnificent sunsets that can be enjoyed. The castle is in ruins, but it stands imposing on the rocks, with the river winding below. No ticket needed to view the remains... beware there are dangerous areas open to the void.
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