Top 10 preserved castles in Spain

Templar Castle, Ponferrada (Getty Images).

he Cultural and historical heritage Spain’s homes are one of the richest in the world. One of the best ways to enjoy it is through a crush thrush which is distributed throughout its geography. Some are abandoned or in ruins, but in others you can still feel and live date They hide behind their walls. So, since then civitates They have prepared a selection of the 10 best preserved castles in Spain.

The Alcazar of Segovia is one of the best preserved castles in Spain, but also one of the most visited. With more than 900 years of history (12th century), it is one of the most important monuments in the history of our country. In addition, it has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, becoming one of the most important castles in the world.
This castle is one of the most impressive in Madrid society. It is located near the Santillana Reservoir and at the foot of the Sierra de Guadarrama. Its construction was ordered by Diego Hurtado de Mendoza in the fifteenth century. Currently, it houses luxurious rooms that have been perfectly preserved.
Construction of the magnificent Peñafiel Castle began in the 10th century, however the current appearance is the result of various modifications made between the 14th and 15th centuries. It is located on a hill overlooking the Duero and Duratón valleys. In addition, it houses the Regional Wine Museum (Peñafiel Tourism).
In Gothic-Mudéjar style, Belmonte Castle was built in the second half of the 15th century at the request of Juan Pacheco, first Marquis of Villena. To this day, its good state of preservation preserves its walled enclosure, as well as rooms, galleries, chapels, and arches (Wikimedia)
Known as the Palace of the Kings of Navarre, it was built during the 13th and 14th centuries. A curious fact is that this castle was chosen as the first wonder of Spain in the Middle Ages, even before the Alhambra in Granada or the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. It shows the French Gothic style and highlights such places as the Chapel of St. George, the apartments of the King and Queen or the Courtyard of the White Mulberry Tree (Royal Palace of Ouellette).
Declared a Cultural Significant and National Monument, this castle welcomed the Knights Templar at the end of the 12th century, when Ponferrada was dependent on the Order of the Temple. Over the years it has undergone various alterations and extensions, all carried out by the gentlemen themselves.
At an altitude of more than a thousand meters, this castle stands majestically. Built in the 11th century, it is in an excellent state of preservation, with its walls and towers preserved intact. This means that it has served as a filming location for various films, such as “Kingdom of Heaven” (Turismo de Aragon).
This castle is located halfway between Bilbao and San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. Its construction began during the 11th century with only one tower over the Butron House. However, it did not become a castle until the fourteenth century. In the sixteenth century it was abandoned until its restoration began in the nineteenth century (Wikimedia).
Castillo de la Mota is one of the main monuments of Medina del Campo. It was built in the 15th century, and its stunning design has made it impregnable. Likewise, it keeps most of its rooms intact as well as the wall. It is recommended to visit it and see the stunning views it offers from its towers.
Built between 1300 and 1311, Bellver Castle has had various functions throughout history: royal residence, military prison, and even a mint. It has a striking circular floor plan, semicircular arches and ribbed vaults, which thanks to its good state of preservation can be perfectly observed.
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