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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Isabel Magaña Higueras (40 days ago)
Beautiful and well-preserved castle, with a curious collection of antiques. The town of Ampudia is beautiful. It is worth seeing the castle and the Collegiate Church with its magnificent tower and taking a walk through its arcaded streets. A jewel of Palencia
Rocío Pérez Rebollo (2 months ago)
The very careful surroundings, the castle restored with great respect, the very complete and varied collections of objects, the 2 people who work there polite and pleasant ..... what else can you expect when it comes to getting to know new places? The covid issue limits the visit a bit, since you cannot access the "secret route", but hey, you will have to return when they allow that area.
Fernando Álvarez (2 months ago)
The castle is in very good condition. Due to COVID restrictions we were unable to visit it inside. Easy to find and park. Good place to go with children and learn about the history of this land.
ANGEL GARRIDO GARCIA (2 months ago)
I did not imagine when to go out on the road with the motorcycle, look for and find this great and majestic castle. In perfect condition and worth seeing. It is worth taking a walk around it and enjoying the castle. Great castle Ampudia
Jürgen Schwietering (2 years ago)
Good for a short visit. Nice panorama!
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