Laguna de Negrillos Castle

Laguna de Negrillos, Spain

Castle of Laguna de Negrillos is one of the fortress that belonged to the Conde Luna, with a characteristic structural style which features for a square floor and use of masonry , except in the corners, whose arris are built in ashlar stone. The keep tower and the crenellated walls are preserved.

It was arisen in the 13th century, although what you can seen today is the reconstruction carried out in the 15th century by Don Diego Fernández de Quiñones and Doña María de Toledo.



Your name


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

More Information


4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

helena rodriguez (13 months ago)
Nice castle, quite well preserved and you can visit inside
Esperanza Ballesteros (2 years ago)
According to google it is open 24 hours a day to visit. We arrive and it is closed. Saturday August 6 at 5:30 p.m. We ask at a shop next door and they tell us that "sometimes" they open in the morning. update information please
ANGEL Suarez (2 years ago)
Although restored and in some sections completely demolished, it still shows a good silhouette. In 1205 Alfonso IX of León granted a charter to Laguna de Negrillos and its alfoz of 13 villages where the castle was already mentioned. The castle can be dated to the 13th century, although the current remains belong to the reconstruction carried out in the 15th century by Diego Fernández de Quiñones and María de Toledo, parents of Don Suero de Quiñones, who used it as a temporary residence. The castle is 32 meters on each side and covers an area of ​​just over 1,000 square meters. In its early days, the 'Main Tower' of the castle had to rise in the southwest corner, the current cube of the valley. The castle was a quadrangular enclosure built with lime and edge concrete walls together with the fence of the town. The primitive factory in the Middle Ages was made of lime concrete and rounded pebbles, very thick and compact, raised with 'walls' 1.25 and 1.40 meters high (up to 11 walls are preserved in the eastern canvas) and slightly talused (2 .5 meters wide at the base; 2 meters on the first floor). The use of this peculiar technique in the kingdom of León in the Middle Ages leaves some traces of the 'doors' and planks of the external formwork, still visible today, which allow us to clearly identify this type of factory. An interesting detail is the presence of curved sections (southeast angle) achieved by short inflections of the 'doors'; it is actually a multipolygonal angle with a curved global appearance, more resistant. The access was located on the western canvas, looking towards the town, where a wide door with a Gothic arch can still be seen today, rebuilt in 2009. Originally it must have lacked flanking towers; perhaps it only had one in the southwest corner, where the canvas thickens and wall breakouts can be seen towards the interior where a more solid room could be found, perhaps the 'Main Tower' of the medieval castle. In the rest of the courtyard, the rubble from the collapse prevents us from appreciating more constructions. (source castles in oblivion)
Eva González (2 years ago)
Tiny castle, but the external walls are well preserved. With free and free admission. Located in a small town too, but with a lot of charm and next to a motorhome area with services, next to a riverbed, with a small picnic area, with lots of shade. Many bars.
Rodrigo Roibas (3 years ago)
A castle that is in the process of being restored, cannot be visited inside at the moment. It is located near the center of town and is easily found. What is best preserved is the homage tower that is 5 stories high and has battlements at the top.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

The Church of the Holy Cross

The church of the former Franciscan monastery was built probably between 1515 and 1520. It is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Rauma. The church stands by the small stream of Raumanjoki (Rauma river).

The exact age of the Church of the Holy Cross is unknown, but it was built to serve as the monastery church of the Rauma Franciscan Friary. The monastery had been established in the early 15th century and a wooden church was built on this location around the year 1420.

The Church of the Holy Cross served the monastery until 1538, when it was abandoned for a hundred years as the Franciscan friary was disbanded in the Swedish Reformation. The church was re-established as a Lutheran church in 1640, when the nearby Church of the Holy Trinity was destroyed by fire.

The choir of the two-aisle grey granite church features medieval murals and frescoes. The white steeple of the church was built in 1816 and has served as a landmark for seafarers.