Built between 1509 and 1512, Calahorra Castle was one of the first Italian Renaissance castles to be built outside Italy. It is perfectly preserved and national monument. It is now in private hands, although it can be accessed by contacting the person in charge that the owners have in Calahorra.


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Founded: 1509-1512
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Brian Deasy (14 months ago)
Truly stunning. This castle was built in 1509 and has seen little renovation since then. The private owners are said to be undertaking a huge restoration project in the near future. Well worth seeing in its current form. It only costs €3 per adult for the tour, given by a local. Well worth the trip.
Kat Smith (19 months ago)
Unusual and fascinating building, it's only open Wednesday mornings and afternoons. The guides tours are free but only in Spanish. Photos are not permitted on the tour. The building is very run down and in a poor state of repair, but it has an interesting history and has some beautiful features.
Matt Stott (2 years ago)
A simple looking castle from the outside, but steeped in history and wonderful architecture. Has been used in the films El Cid and Assasin's Creed. From the mount panaramic views of the Sierra Navada national park can be seen. The €3 charge for the guided tour, but best know Spanish as it's all they speak!!!
Louise Brearley (2 years ago)
Stunning castle, not what you'd expect when you go inside
Allan (2 years ago)
This place is old old old built in 1509 Open only on Wednesdays so you have been warned if you show any other times you will be looking at it from the outside only. From what we can gather the 5 euro visit is well worth the price to see this piece of history. The road is all gravel so don't take your luxury car up
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