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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ej rideout (2 years ago)
Neat castillo in a small town. Interesting history. Looks like they do cultural/entertainment programs inside
N. Martin (2 years ago)
Lots of history in this strong vila...
james penalver (4 years ago)
Great place of Spanish history and heritage.
Ninidubelca Bello (4 years ago)
It can be accessed without problems, it is small but impressive ... it is really wonderful
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