Urueña Castle

Urueña, Spain

The Urueña castle was built around the year 1060 by the Castilian monarch Fernando I el Magno (the Great). It is built on the remains of a Roman fort. Overlooking the Tierra de Campos it has always been a strategically important place. Urueña was on the border between the two kingdoms Castilla and León. After many battles the kingdom of Castilla reconquered the castle in the year 1281.

The Queen Doña Urraca lived in this castle. Also Doña María de Padilla, mistress of King Pedro I of Castilla, lived here. Later the castle was used as a prison: Doña Beatriz Princess of Portugal was held here as one of the prisoners. From the 19th century it was used as a cemetery. Today only the exterior walls of the castle remain.

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Founded: 1060
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Antón Romero (5 years ago)
Going without a lot of expectations is a joy
Duque 150 (5 years ago)
Awesome wall. Incredibly well preserved. Worth visiting.
Cristina ESTEVEZ (5 years ago)
It is a beautiful town, it is worthwhile to shop around and visit the bookstores. Charming people
Pedro Francisco (5 years ago)
Experiencia agradable, muy apto para niños aunque los mayores también disfrutan. Gran exposición
MIGUEL A SÁNCHEZ (5 years ago)
Bonito pueblo Urueña, conocido como el pueblo del libro. Fue un acierto incluirlo en la ruta por Castilla y León, merece la pena desviarse y conocerlo, para poder perderse entre sus murallas. El castillo estaba cerrado y no ponía ningún horario de apertura, una pena esa falta de información.
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