Medina-Sidonia Castle

Spain, Spain

Medina-Sidonia Castle was originally a Roman castellum, converted in the Moorish castle in the 11th century. The curren castle appearance dates from the 15th century, built by Enrique de Guzmán, 2nd Duke of Medina Sidonia. In was used by as a headquarters of French Army in the war of early 19th century.


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


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Dominika N (4 months ago)
About castle restaurant: Delicious food and very nice and helpful staff. Big portions and average prices. Vegan options limited to rice with vegetables and vegetable salad. This meal was awesome!! Chicken with rice also fully recommended.
Colin Pope (8 months ago)
Pretty place, lovely square for people watching and coffee. There appeared to be a castle on top of the hill which would be worth a visit but unfortunately we did not have time. There was a description placard on the wall of a cafe but the English translation made it difficult to appreciate - why don't local authorities get their translations proof read by a mother tongue English speaker before they go to the expense of printing and sign manufacture? I wonder if the German translation was as bad. 10 year old Google translate is not good enough. Still small, traditional hill top town well worth a visit.
Sadie Kelly (5 years ago)
Really interesting. Fantastic views
Axel Flaig (5 years ago)
Well worth a visit.
Scott Hendrix (5 years ago)
I'm a historian so I came due to the historical significance of the connection with the Spanish Armada, but otherwise, not worth the stop.
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