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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marcos arcos (11 months ago)
Especially
Raquel Gil (12 months ago)
Castillo al que están empezando a reformar y que no está bien cuidado ni bien mantenido . Tienen una sala de torturas bastante sucia y no cuidada . Sí ha esto le sumamos que la entrada para lo que se puede ver es bastante cara . A mí parecer lo deberían mantener y cuidar más
Antonio Fernandez (12 months ago)
Deja mucho que desear. En las mazmorras había una exposición de tortura muy poco cuidada. Para mí, no merece la pena.
Dulcinea Doniz (13 months ago)
Está muy descuidado y al darle uso a otras actividades pierde todo el encantando. Cobran 4€/ pers y te dan una fotocopia en blanco/ negro de las cuatros zonas que puedes ver.
fran orellana (15 months ago)
Gran potencial pero mal conservado. Aspecto de abandono. Precio excesivo para lo visitable
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