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.



Your name


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


4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Alfredo G (6 months ago)
Castle very well preserved exterior. But the interior full of earth . Only one tower is visited and with a guided tour. Consult Grajal tourism
Duvi Mendoza (7 months ago)
Beautiful and spectacular Roman wall also nearby is the Palace that is worth visiting!
Pedro Garcia Arenal (10 months ago)
square castle very solid.y well preserved with the towers and wall in.burn.state. We have returned today to try to see it but it has been impossible, there is a sign with a telephone number and how to do it, but we have taken the opportunity to see the rest of the town, a palace with a lot to rehabilitate and a church, a town with few people and a lot of work ahead, encouragement and the material is there, castle, palace, and church.
vanderule (10 months ago)
Fantastic castle in a small but very pretty town with several very interesting routes nearby, such as the one that goes to Sahagún. recommendable
Ana Tena (2 years ago)
Spectacular castle in addition to the small and well-kept town, you must see the palace and the church
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Church of St Donatus

The Church of St Donatus name refers to Donatus of Zadar, who began construction on this church in the 9th century and ended it on the northeastern part of the Roman forum. It is the largest Pre-Romanesque building in Croatia.

The beginning of the building of the church was placed to the second half of the 8th century, and it is supposed to have been completed in the 9th century. The Zadar bishop and diplomat Donat (8th and 9th centuries) is credited with the building of the church. He led the representations of the Dalmatian cities to Constantinople and Charles the Great, which is why this church bears slight resemblance to Charlemagne"s court chapels, especially the one in Aachen, and also to the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna. It belongs to the Pre-Romanesque architectural period.

The circular church, formerly domed, is 27 m high and is characterised by simplicity and technical primitivism.