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Granadilla Castle

Probably built by order of the Great Duke of Alba, Granadilla Castle is, without a doubt, a singular piece of architecture.

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Carretera de Granadilla s/n
10710 Zarza de Granadilla , Cáceres (Extremadura)

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  • Probably built by order of the Great Duke of Alba, Granadilla Castle is, without a doubt, a singular piece of architecture.

    Next to the Gabriel y Galán reservoir, within the abandoned town of Granadilla, we find this castle. It is believed to have been built during the last quarter of the 15th century by order of the Great Duke of Alba, Don Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, although the builder has not yet been determined.

    The tower is located next to the walls of Almohad origins and, almost certainly, over the ruins of a previous Islamic fortress. It is a sleek building with symmetrical shapes and it is built from stone masonry.

    Over a poly-lobed layout, formed by a rectangular layout with semi-circular towers attached, stands the tower which has four floors in total, amongst which we find the basement with well and dungeons, two floors for living in and an upper one used as an arms room.

    A fortress in good condition, declared a site of historical and artistic interest.



  • Origin:
  • 15th century
  • Construction:
  • Castle
  • Art period:
  • Mudejar
  • Period in history:
  • 15th century
  • Official name :
  • Historic-artistic site
  • Services:

    • Guided Tours

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