Villafuerte Castle

Villafuerte, Spain

Villafuerte Castle was erected in the 15th century, forming pat of the defensive line drawn alongside of the river. Its first lord was García Franco, a Jew who later on converted to Christianity. It might have been built in order to control his properties.

Its layout is of the so-called 'tower castle'; an almost square, small enclosure with round towers (with a 3-meter diameter) at 3 corners and the keep at the 4th, much like other castles such as Torrelobatón Castle. The keep which has lost its crenellations, consists of 5 floors; 2 vaulted and 3 wooden ones. All the floors communicate by one narrow, spiral wall staircase. The entrance to the keep is through a doorway, on a height of 7 meters, which could be reached by another spiral staircase from the courtyard and a movable wooden footbridge. The tower has been restored and furnished. Today it houses a museum.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Carlos Becerra (14 months ago)
Muy interesante a visitar con guías excelentes.
H G (14 months ago)
Ayer se celebraba la comida de la mancomunidad, estaba todo el pueblo de Villafuerte y demás pueblos del Valle Esgueva, fue muy entrañable. El pueblo es precioso y muy diferente del resto del Valle, está en un alto, su castillo es magnífico y sus gentes muy acogedoras. Habían preparado unas carpas inmensas con mesas y sillas donde se sirvió una paella. Un buen día.
Rebeca Rodriguez Gonzalez (16 months ago)
Visita amena e interesante. Los niños lo pasan bomba jugando a luchas medievales y tirando con el arco. Muy recomendable.
Silvia Prieto Sardón (16 months ago)
Fue una visita muy interesante en la que vimos cómo vestían, cómo vivían y qué utensilios utilizaban las personas que habitaron ese castillo en su origen. Estuvimos dos horas y media. Al final los niños pudieron jugar con escudos, espadas y mazas lanzar flechas... Lo pasaron fenomenal. Tuvimos que reservar la visita con antelación. No lo muestran a diario. Recomendable con niños.
E dlF (3 years ago)
A hidden gem in the centre of the Castilian plateau
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