Puebla de Sanabria Castle

Puebla de Sanabria, Spain

Puebla de Sanabria Castle was built in the 15th century as a castle-palace by the fourth Count of Benavente, Don Rodrigo Alonso Pimentel, a member of the powerful Castilian nobility and the owner of many castles.

The castle has a barrier with large towers and barrel vaulted rooms and a peculiar yard at the entrance. The structure has a regular, square ground floor. The multi-storey Tower of Homage, commonly known as 'Macho', is protected by a drawbridge.

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

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www.turismocastillayleon.com

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Maria Chona Santos (16 months ago)
Relaxing view!
Carlos Sanabria (16 months ago)
Awesome place with lots of history
Ana Araujo (16 months ago)
Awesome castle. Very well conserved. Always good to knowmore about history. Great views
Mark Oshea (17 months ago)
Really nice village, beautiful Xmas lights.
Jeff Sumner (2 years ago)
The castle had more-than-one multimedia presentation, professional staff, excellent examples of history, clear explanations in Spanish, and either Portuguese or English (depending on where in the exhibit one was), and the art display was wonderful- though I thought it funny that they were playing Madredeus (Portuguese - from their "Live in Porto" album). Was an exciting drive from Bragança, and I enjoyed my afternoon at the castle very much. The tour whole tour took about an hour to enjoy it all.
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