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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Italia Guadalupe Lima Valencia (13 months ago)
Sitio encantador, transitable, encontrarás alrededor, muchos sitio donde tomar algo o comer, parking cercanos.
Herme Vilar Pablos (14 months ago)
Qué preciosidad de pueblo, y sus vecinos, muy amables. Por cierto, en el bar se comen unos bocatas muy ricos, y hay muy buen ambiente ❤️ Lástima que no se invierta más desde el gobierno en recuperar su patrimonio, que es realmente espectacular.
Rebeca Toledo (15 months ago)
Un monumento muy bonito y bien conservado.¡La pena que no se puede visitar por dentro
Paqui Ferreras (15 months ago)
Me parece muy importante lo que están consiguiendo poco a poco ir restaurando partes del castillo y tienen un albergue muy bien cuidado me ha gustado mucho
Andres M. Minguez Cavia (15 months ago)
Preciosa vista del castillo de Grajal desde el Camino de Santiago. Pueblo ideal para usar su albergue de peregrinos y disfrutar de un palacio renacentista.
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