Monzón de Campos Castle

Monzón de Campos, Spain

Monzón de Campos Castle was built in the 14th century by the Rojas family on the remains of an earlier castle which was contemporary one. The keep, made of high quality ashlar masonry, has no openings besides a couple of small arrow slits which gives it a severe appearance.

The oldest part is the elevated entrance of the present tower of homage.The coat of arms on the pointed arch of the main gate belongs to the Rojas family.

Inside, the castle has not preserved the original distribution except in the tower. A Romanesque door was added to the tower of homage. It was brought in from a church that had been covered by the water of the dam in Aguilar de Campoo. The village of Monzón, with its castle, was the centre of a county donated to the Ansúrez family by the kings of León during the 10th and 11th centuries and in the 15th and 16th centuries it was owned by the Rojas, a family from Burgos that since 1530 had the title of Marquises of Poza. They are likely to have built the present castle in Monzón de Campos.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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A. GdU (32 days ago)
I would give it more stars, but it is a pity that this castle is closed and unused... In addition, maintenance is conspicuous by its absence. The council should be ashamed of the wealth we have and it is not valued.
VaPalen (12 months ago)
Very nice castle, a pity that you can only see it from the outside.
Carlos López Abad (12 months ago)
Located on the top of a moor ... or a butte, it offers you a spectacular view of the surroundings Sober castle on the outside and not accessible inside, so it loses much of the attractiveness it could have. It caught me in the surroundings and I took advantage of it, but being closed, you don't miss much.
Vale Anthony Sparrow (3 years ago)
Lovely place
Justiniano de Campos (3 years ago)
Una pena q lleve 15 años cerrado. Deteriorándose y vigilando ciego el horizonte. Q extraordinaria atalaya para un centro de congresos o un restaurante bien gestionado. Q pena q uno de los castillos más antiguos de España muera de soledad
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