Zorita de los Canes Castle
A maze of walls.
Its structure is a complicated system of walls, gates, towers and windows mixed together over the centuries.
It has a long, north-south layout, surrounded by a wall. Entrance to the castle was, and remains today, by two paths penetrating the walls at two gates. The first path - protected by an imposing barbican - passed through the bastion tower, which is one of the best-conserved and most attractive parts of the building, and entered into the castle bailey. From here, entrance was gained to the fortress via a wooden drawbridge, which no longer exists. The other entrance path made a zigzag. It was narrow and watched over from the walls and towers. The main gate has a first pointed arch, in Gothic style, superimposed on an older interior arch, which is Moorish and horseshoe shaped. The Romanesque church is a highlight. It has a single nave and rectangular floor plan with no crossing.
- Construction: Castle
- Artistic period: Romanesque
- Historic period: 13th century, 12th century
- From Apr 01 to Aug 31
From Wednesday to FridayFrom 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Public holidays and WeekendFrom 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
- From Sep 01 to Apr 01
From Wednesday to SundayFrom 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
The opening times refer to the Archaeological Park of Recópolis, which the Castle is part of. The Castle can be visited only in guided tours, with groups of at least four adults, at the following times:1 April to 31 August: Wednesday to Friday, at 12 noon. Weekends, at 11:45 am and 4:30 pm.1 September to 1 April: Wednesday to Friday, at 1:30 pm. Weekends and public holidays, at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm.
- General: €5
- Reduced: €3