Torrestrella Castle

Medina-Sidonia, Spain

Torrestrella Castle was built in the 13th century. It was built in to the rocky hilltop and was used by local bandits in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Medina-Sidonia, Spain
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Daniel R (2 years ago)
Nice complex of Hispano-Arabic art, with Christian modifications, beautiful barrel vaults and arches. It is worth seeing, it is a pity that it is closed since it belongs to a Duchess of Cádiz who has completely abandoned it. I repeat, you cannot enter unless you are given Permission from the owner herself since the farm is so abandoned that she doesn't even have a guard that you can ask her,
EmiTogo (2 years ago)
Showy, proud, strategic and attractive castle, which always attracts attention from the horizon. Currently, painful, regrettable and sad ruins. Very difficult to access as it is within a private farm fence with a hunting ground and a pasture for wild cattle. It is imperative to proceed with its urgent restoration, with funds from the regional or national government or with private contributions, given its enormous value as Spanish historical heritage in this part of the territory. Waiting longer for its deterioration to increase can lead to a situation of painfully irreversible structural deterioration.
Donovan Allphin (4 years ago)
It has been years since I visited this site, but it is located on a hilltop surrounded by private property. At the time there were lots of cattle that were not friendly. Because of the location and the difficulty in reaching it this castle ruin is very undisturbed and you feel as if you have taken a time warp back in time. The castle itself is crumbling but there are still some cool things to explore. The views are amazing and the solitude is almost haunting. While walking through the ruins you can almost hear the voices of the ghosts of those who once called this outpost home. If you are looking for adventure and don't mind dodging some cattle, this is a great place to visit.
Juan Sánchez Trillo (5 years ago)
Muy interesante.
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