Moeche Castle

Moeche, Spain

Moeche Castle was built in the 14th century by the Andrades Family. It has an octogonal groundplan, and its walls are 10 m high and 3 m thick. Its gatekeep is 18 m tall and it is the only part of the castle protecting its walls from the outside. It was under siege and taken by the Irmandinos uprising.

The Moeche Castle has been restored recently, but in order to visit the interior of the castle, you'll have to request the keys from the local town hall.



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Camino Castillo, Moeche, Spain
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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Carles Vilaplana (13 months ago)
Small castle that can be visited. Although the visit is paid, € 2.5, there is little material inside, less than a year ago, and the facilities are empty of content, with the illuminated panels off and fallen posters. Still, to see the castle inside and the views from its towers is worth it. The girl at the entrance very friendly and helpful.
Bella Varela (13 months ago)
Maravilloso conservar nuestro patrimonio, merece la pena la vista
Estefanía Purriños Mira (13 months ago)
One of the recommended places to visit in the region, and not one of the best known.
Maria Jose Pico Tembras (15 months ago)
TheRosE Familia (4 years ago)
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