Grajal de Campos Castle

Grajal de Campos, Spain

Begun in the 16th century by Hernando de Vega over remains of a 10th century castle, the Grajal de Campos Castle was finished by his son Juan de Vega y Acuna, count of Grajal. Designed to withstand the use of artillery the castle has sloped walls and its overall height is lower than those of earlier castles, making it difficult and hard to target by cannon fire.

The Grajal de Campos Castle has a square plan with four corner towers covering all blind spots and it is located on the western edge of the village over a small hill. In this same village there is a renaissance palace owned by the same counts which is said to be linked by an underground tunnel with the castle.

To this day, the castle belongs to the actual Duke of Alburquerque, its interior is dismantled and can be visited.

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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Henry McMod (15 months ago)
Very well preserved castle. Good explanations from the guide. It seems incredible that in such a small town this something so majestic.
BEATRIZ GC (16 months ago)
A town ? with a lot of history and heritage, which does not leave us indifferent. The villa is a museum ?️ in itself with a wonderful two hour guided tour and with a ? guide.
Pedro Garcia (17 months ago)
A town of historical interest in the Kingdom of León that you should not miss the opportunity to visit. It is located on the Camino de Santiago that comes from Madrid and that joins the French in Sahagún de Campos. The Castle, the Renaissance Palace and its emblematic Church are the three monuments that can be visited with a concerted guide ...
mapi perez (2 years ago)
I did not know this peculiar town and it was all to visit Sahagún and tell me about Grajal at its tourist office. I came by chance and I loved everything. SUPER RECOMMENDED, the guided tour, palace, castle and church, and the great tour guide !!!! Worth
Vasile Frățilă (3 years ago)
It would be worth restoring. The interior is hardly accessible.
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