Tiedra Castle

Tiedra, Spain

Located on a hill, almost on the border of the province of Zamora, and within viewing distance of Villalonso Castle, the primitive Tiedra Castle is already mentioned in the 11th century.

The present castle seems to date from the end of the 13th century and is in a bad state of conservation. It consists of a polygonal enclosure, with a perimeter of 115 meters, equipped with two circular towers. Near one of these there are remains of a ruined wall. This could be a vestige of a second defensive enclosure. There is a dry moat on its western side.

In the 13th century a Don Alonso Téllez de Meneses was the Lord of Tiedra. In the 14th century the Lord of Tiedra was Don Sancho, Count of Alburquerque and brother of King Enrique II de Trastamara. His daughter Leonor, Countess of Alburquerque and married with Fernando de Antequera, inherited from him, amongst other possessions, Tiedra Castle. His sons Enrique and Juan, the Infants of Aragon, inherited from their father the castles of Medina del Campo and Peñafiel Castle. Both the brothers fought against King Juan II of Castile. Therefore this king confiscated Tiedra Castle and handed it over to his favorite Don Alvaro de Luna. During these wars the king incarcerated several of his enemies in Tiedra Castle; under these prisoners were the Count of Haro, the Lords of Batres and Valdecorneja and the bishop of Palencia. After his defeat, in 1445, in the battle of Olmedo, the enemies of the king, handed the castle to Don Pedro Girón, Master of Calatrava as a reward for his help. This Don Pedro Girón is the same one who would, in later years, received Peñafiel Castle from King Enrique IV.

Until the 19th century the castle belonged to ducal house of Osuna.

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

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Jaime T . Lecuona (14 months ago)
Precioso y robusto castillo, buen ejemplo de un castillo. Las vistas desde lo alto de la torre son increíbles y se puede abarcar decenas de kilómetros. La visita guiada muy interesante y amena. La única pena que existen pocos horarios y en días concretos. Informarse bien antes de ir.
Nerea Gonzalez (14 months ago)
Lugar con gran encanto. Además de la buena guía que acompaña a la visita. Totalmente recomendable!!
raul fernandez moyano (14 months ago)
Un lugar pequeño pero para disfrutar a gran escala. Un castillo en el que entras y lo ves tu sólo pierde un poco el valor, pero no es el caso de este castillo y su buena guía, el gran esfuerzo y trabajo que han invertido en el se nota en las ganas que ponen al explicar y enseñarte este castillo, el precio es muy económico y si vas a pasar por tiedra no te lo puedea perder.
m ves (16 months ago)
Toda una sorpresa Tiedra... pueblo tranquilo donde disfrutar del castillo, paisaje, observatorio astronómico, ermitas... gente muy amable... merece la pena pasar un día por allí con menores!!! Volveremos!!
R23 R23 (17 months ago)
Fuimos a verlo dos adultos y dos niñas(4 y 2 años).La visita es guiada. Esta estupendamente restaurado. Un gran trabajo el que ha realizado el municipio, actual propietario, para conservar dicho monumento. Pequeño pero muy bonito, y todo muy bien explicado por Esther, la guía local. Muy aconsejable. Entrada 2€ mayores de 12 años.
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