Ampudia Castle

Ampudia, Spain

First built in the 13th century, but thoroughly altered in the 15th century, Ampudia Castle has a square plan with a gothic central courtyard and 4 towers on each corner. Half of the castle complex is surrounded by a barbican defended by cylindrical towers.

It belonged to different owners such as Juan Alfonso de Alburquerque, Sancho de Rojas and Pedro Garcia Herrera (Marsical of Castille) among others.

In 1521 it was assaulted and occupied by the Comuneros (Castillan independentists who fought against Charles I of Spain) headed by the belicious bishop Acuna. It was later retaken for the Crown by the Duke of Lerma.

Today Ampudia Castle is a private property, but its grounded departments can be visited on a guided tour. Other parts of the castle like the upper levels or the keep are not open for visit.

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

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Ester Casas (14 months ago)
Muy bien conservado, interesante visitarlo por dentro, cañones, sala de botica, utensilios originales antiguos etc.
Ruben Arroyo (15 months ago)
Fundación Fontanería gran colección de arte de todo tipo.El castillo de los más bonitos y la visita muy interesante.
Juan Carlos Puga Ramallal (15 months ago)
Eran las 13:00 cuando llegamos ,fuimos a la oficina de turismo, una chica muy agradable y profesional que nos informó de todo. Salimoos y por la hora decidimos ir a comer.....Imposible. Ni un bocadillo.
Jesus lv (16 months ago)
Muy recomendable visita a un pueblecito de la provincia de Palencia si quieres ver un castillo medieval muy bien conservado. Por 4 € tienes una visita guiada de 45 minutos con explicaciones en la que puedes ver por diversas salas... animales disecados, sillas medievales que se usaban para parir o para la amputación, espadas, cubertería vajillas medievales, típico comedor, pistolas escopetas y revólveres de duelo, elementos religiosos, elementos de alquimia o farmacia de venta de cara al público medieval, juguetes y diversas armas antiguas desenterradas. Gran sitio.
Belén Boy (17 months ago)
El exterior del castillo está muy bien, aunque se ha derrumbado una torre. Bastante reconstruido. Tiene dos visitas, una general en la que el tema principal es ver las colecciones de objetos variados del último dueño y otra que no hecho y consiste en una visita mucho más detallada recorriendo la planta superior y las habitaciones. Para esta última hay que llamar con dos días de antelación y ser, al menos, 5 personas.
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