Castillo de Gigonza site has been in existence since antiquity. The present castle is of Andalusian origin and almost square in shape, with two parts to its structure. The current appearance dates from the 13th and 14th centuries. A narrow and low door contains a lintel with two heavy imposts. The upper floor is vaulted and contains windows. The grounds contain a surrounding fence. The courtyard is accessed through a door with and arch, displaying a coat of arms of the Casa de Arcos.




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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain


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jose carlos garcia sanchez (3 years ago)
Nice but it is necessary guided tour if not, you do not get to know the whole history of said Castle, as it deserves. Exteriors and tower restored but somewhat scarce of ornamental elements. Spectacular location and beautiful views. Very friendly staff and always at our disposal. I advise
Juan Luis Monsalve (3 years ago)
An incredible visit, enlivened by the knowledge of Salvador, about the whole history of the castle and the old spa. Recommended visit, you cannot stop by and not see this place.
Antonio J. Cortina (3 years ago)
Solo se puede visitar fines de semana o con cita pero cuando ellos pueden. Llamamos antes y hoy no se podía visitar.
María José Chacón Magriz (3 years ago)
Me ha encantado. El guía espectacular. Lo recomiendo. Para una mañana llena de historia, de vivencias, vestigios de un pasado glorioso, de un presente muy intenso y de un futuro muy prometedor.
Manuel Ramos (3 years ago)
Es parte publica hay q pedir hora
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