Aguilar de Campoo Castle

Aguilar de Campoo, Spain

The walls and the castle of the Manrique family in Aguilar de Campoo were built in the 15th century on a previous structure.The castle was erected on top of a Celt-Iberian vernacular structure and became an important fortress in the 12th century.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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david macias p (2 years ago)
Le doy 4 porque es muy bonito pero Le queda poco
Guillermo Benito (2 years ago)
Recuerdos de mi infancia cuantos días de verano habré subido al castillo que pueblo más bonito y su gente entrañable el olor a galleta de sus fábricas su río limpio y con vida el pantano que años.
Jeff Miller (2 years ago)
This place is in ruins but it provides great views of the town and countryside below. Very close to a gorgeous Romanesque church. A great place to explore!
javier brezmes (4 years ago)
Mu bonico
Dani Rojo Gama (5 years ago)
Even though the castle should be restored because it´s almost a ruin, its visit is very much recommended.
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