Niebla Castle

Niebla, Spain

The construction of the Niebla Castle started in 1402, when Don Enrique de Guzmán, the second Duke of Medinasidonia and the fourth of Niebla, pulled down the old Moorish Alcázar to build the one we know today. The result was a magnificent royal palace which preserved the most interesting and luxurious parts built by the Arabs, such as the Muslim Tower of Homage.

After the works of restoration made in the last few years, the Alcázar is now in good conditions. It has a rectangular structure divided by an inner wall which separates the patio of arms from the luxurious rooms intended as palace. This main structure has ten towers; six of them are square (four are on the corners -including the Tower of Homage - and two of them are at the ends of the inner wall). The other four are semicircular cubes alternated with the square ones. The walls go on from the Tower of Homage and the one located on the north-west angle to form a barbican surrounding the central building on the east, south and west sides. This barbican has six towers and joins the almohade wall near the Puerta de Sevilla and del Socorro. An adarve and a barbican built in the late 15th century completed the building.

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Founded: 1402
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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MJ BO (2 years ago)
Spectacular construction from the Spanish medieval period, although it was built on top of the Arab citadel of the place, which was preceded by a Roman fortification. We are talking about a construction that is more than two thousand years old, through which many cultures have passed and is still standing. It has been rebuilt in part, because with the passing of time, there was deterioration of some section. Inside you can see the parade ground, the habitable area of ​​lords and soldiers, and other parts of this defensive construction. You cannot miss the Castle Pharmacy, it is worth seeing, although it is tiny. A short walk along the top of the wall, when the heat allows it, presents you with dreamlike views, both of the countryside and of the Tinto River. Visit this place if you come to my land, Huelva.
Nicki Barker (2 years ago)
Fantastic place to visit. Very reasonable entrance fee, and some super audiovisual presentations in the various rooms to bring it to life.
Manuel Hidalgo (3 years ago)
They had not warned me that the best of the Castle was closed (torture chamber and most of the rooms, including the weapons room). At the end you pay the entrance fee to take a walk close to the wall and little else. It has been a disappointment.
Sergio Gonzalez (3 years ago)
The castle is very well preserved. The only downside I can put is that they had closed the museum of torture when I went.
Isabel Maria Agudo Torres (3 years ago)
The new reform is, very good, also its history is explained very well.
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