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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www.everycastle.com

Rating

4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Mike Ulmerrr (8 months ago)
This castle is very well maintained, has an excellent docent on site, and is super informative. Bro, you must go!
Cristóbal PM (2 years ago)
My mum is from Moeche so I probably not going to be as objective as i should be with this review. However, i still believe this is worth a visit. It costs 2.5 euro for adults and you have guided tours around the castle. The guide explains to you the history of Irmandinos and why they decided to attack the castle owned by the aristocracy at the time.
viajante del tiempo (2 years ago)
Excellent restaurant,,,,economic, professional service ...and the food wooooow....very delicious.
Sans Stanton (2 years ago)
Very historic building and very friendly guide. He was extremely helpful
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