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Miraflores Castle, Alconchel

A fortress with incredible views of the countryside, which has been the scenario of numerous battles all through history.

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In the midst of the struggle between the Portuguese and the Castilian Spanish


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Alconchel , Badajoz (Extremadura)
  • A fortress with incredible views of the countryside, which has been the scenario of numerous battles all through history.

    The Miraflores Castle, a majestic fortress built of rock, dressed stone and masonry, stands on a hilltop of the same name, not far from border with Portugal, controlling the road to Badajoz.

    History tells us that the Portuguese were the first occupants of the castle in the 17th century. A hundred years later it passed into the hands of the Castilian Spanish and was handed over first to the Order of the Temple and then the Order of Alcántara. Numerous battles between the kingdoms of Spain and Portugal took place here.

    On your visit you can enjoy a stroll round the renovated castle now converted into a hotel. The walled precinct has an impressive keep, a parade ground, water cistern, dungeons and a chapel, just a few of the secrets to be discovered inside the fortress.

  • Origin:
  • 12th century
  • Construction:
  • Castle
  • Period in history:
  • Various periods
  • Various styles
  • Services:

    • Coffee shop
    • Locker and Wardrobe
    • Guided Tours

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