Villavellid Castle

Villavellid, Spain

Villavellid Castle is located on a little hill next to the village. By its diposition and characteristics it can be dated to the 15th century and it was probably the residence of a nobleman. Its constructor isn't known although in 1452 a Don Francisco de Almazán, Marquess of Alcañices, was mentioned as the Lord of the village and the owner of a 'strong house'.

Its plan is a square with wide walls of ashlar masonry on the outside. The corners are reinforced by cylindrical towers except one which is reinforced by the square keep which is very reduced at the present time. This all makes the castle in everything very similar to Fuente el Sol Castle. The entrance to the courtyard is by a pointed arced gate, located near the keep. The entrance to the keep is on a higher floor level and would have been accessed by means of a, disappeared, movable wooden footbridge. Inside the tower several wooden floors existed. Also traces of lean-to constructions are observed in the walls around the courtyard.

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

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Francisco Javier (more080) (2 months ago)
It is worth traveling to Tiedra, knowing the town and if you go in the time when the lavender fields are in bloom it is a real pleasure. Flowering time is between June-July. What we cannot miss is the Castle. We can visit restored rooms and see from the recreation of the dungeons, going up different floors we access the tower and from it see the whole environment.
Alejandro Muñoz Lamas (2 months ago)
Nice place to go with the children. Spectacular view from the Tower. The rest of the town is interesting too. Very rich pastry products
andres martin (3 months ago)
The spectacular guided tour. Very interesting and enjoyable. I recommend it
Aitor Ingelmo (3 months ago)
Beautiful and collected defensive castle. Very well preserved. As required by the canons of the time, built on the highest point of the town. From its door, you can see the town, with the church of San Pedro and the hermitage standing out. From its walls, you can see the fields, which characterize this area of ​​the province of Valladolid. Once inside, the tower stands out in a cozy courtyard. It is worth visiting.
mercha barna (6 months ago)
Very nice castle. The entrance is € 2 and you can access inside its walls and climb the tower (which was formerly used as a dovecote but is now fully restored). Inside the tower, you have several floors and in one of them you can see a model. Visit totally recommended, and more if you go with children. The girl at the entrance was very kind and answered all the questions we asked her.
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