Encinas de Esgueva Castle

Encinas de Esgueva, Spain

Encinas Castle is dated back to the 14th century. The castle consists of a small and square enclosure, with two square towers in two of its corners. One of these served as the keep. In the other two corners the crenelated walls are raised to the same height as the two towers thus giving the false impression that the castle had four towers. There is a small stone ditch at the feet of the walls, which is provided with a low defensive wall.

In the 1950's the ruined castle was acquired by the Ministry of Agriculture. They restored it and turned it into a cereal silo. During these restorations however they blinded original windows and totally destroyed its medieval interior.

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

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Alberto San Jose (5 months ago)
A historic castle. Very good care
Begoña Leal (6 months ago)
It is very well preserved but I do not know how to visit so it is a shame
Carlos Perez Martinez (6 months ago)
I only visited it from the outside it was closed, it looks good, the surroundings neat and clean
Paweł Tychek (2 years ago)
Beatifull place but unfortunetly closed
Tino Martín (2 years ago)
Precioso castillo y pueblo. Buen embalse para pasar día de verano.
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