Caracena Castle

Caracena, Spain

Caracena Castle was first time mentioned in 1136. The primitive castle stood until the 15th century until it was demolished during the local conflict. In 1491, Alfonso Carrillo de Acuña, nephew of the archbishop of Toledo, obtained the lordship of Caracena and proceeded to rebuild the castle.


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Caracena, Spain
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Founded: 1491
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain


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Oscar Zamora (2 years ago)
If it is true that the distance to the castle is written and that there is a path that apparently points the way. But they had to make a path for the best climb up the hill. And on the other hand, if you live practically from tourism, take care a little more of the exterior aesthetics of the castle, I do not ask for a restoration even if it is some gardening and access routes. For the rest it is an architectural jewel of essential conservation for future generations.
Miguel Domínguez (2 years ago)
lovely place
josefelix navazo (2 years ago)
The interior enclosure is well distinguished from the exterior one, but it is very neglected, the exploration being dangerous because some of the walls are about to sink and the nearby ravine should be fenced to avoid accidents
Marta Sánchez Romero (2 years ago)
The Castle is super beautiful, the bad, how left it is. It's a shame that something so beautiful is so abandoned. A little investment in the castle would make the town even more beautiful, if possible
SUSANA PB (3 years ago)
El lugar espectacular, lástima que se desaproveche un lugar tan maravilloso, seguro que si estuviera en otra comunidad, estaría muy bien explotado para el turismo. Independientemente de que sea de particulares. A los dueños: no se como podeis dejar que se pierda esta maravilla.... Que lástima!!!
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