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Castle of Herrera del Duque

The castle of Herrera del Duque displays all its stately 16th-century splendour, a characteristic that has led to its declaration as a Spanish historical heritage site.

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A defensive enclave in Extremadura's La Siberia region


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Herrera del Duque , Badajoz (Extremadura)
  • The castle of Herrera del Duque displays all its stately 16th-century splendour, a characteristic that has led to its declaration as a Spanish historical heritage site.

    Located in the province of Badajoz, the castle of Herrera del Duque is a key point for dominating the town of the same name, as it is located on a high ground in Sierra Chamorro. This 16th-century fortification is comprised of a walled enclosure, where most of the remains made of stone and masonry are still intact. Its most important owners were the members of the Order of Alcántara.

    The castle of Herrera del Duque was also used by the Sotomayor family to consolidate their power, and is therefore a perfect example of a stately building. Throughout its history it has undergone several alterations, but you can still contemplate the original splendour of this fortress which has been declared a historic Spanish heritage site.

  • Origin:
  • 16th century
  • Construction:
  • Castle
  • Period in history:
  • 16th century
  • Official name :
  • Spanish heritage site

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