Aldea del Rey


Calatrava la Nueva Castle


Contact details

Carretera Calatrava a Puertollano Km. 7,200
13380  Aldea del Rey, Ciudad Real  (Castile-La Mancha)
http://www.castillodecalatrava.com/
http://www.turismocastillalamancha.com
Tel.:+34 926693119

Location

Autonomous region:
Castile-La Mancha

Province/Island:
Ciudad Real

Ciudad Real

Reservations

Tel.: +34 926850371


Description

Castle-convent

This is a Gothic castle with a rose window in its church that should not be missed.

This castle-convent consists of three walled enclosures. In the first wall, oriented towards the south, you find the Gate of the Sun, where the way up to the castle begins. It is a gate made of volcanic stone, like the arches of the cloister. On the main façade the Iron Gate gives access to the fortress and to an area covered by a stonemasonry vault. In the convent, the plasterwork decorating its walls is outstanding. In the church, the most important feature is a Gothic-style rose window. Within the fortress there are also guest quarters and the Field of the Martyrs (cemetery of the Order of Calatrava). Between the hallowed ground and the church is the access to the Castle, which has a library whose walls are entirely of stone to prevent fires.

Construction:
Castle

Artistic period:
Gothic

Historic period:
12th century

Practical information

Schedule

From Apr 01 to Sep 30
From Tuesday to Friday
From 11:00 to 14:00
From 17:30 to 20:30

Saturday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 17:30 to 20:30

Sunday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 17:00 to 21:00

Closing days: Monday

From Oct 01 to Mar 31
From Tuesday to Friday
From 11:00 to 14:00
From 16:00 to 18:00

Saturday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 16:00 to 18:00

Sunday
From 10:00 to 18:00

Closing days: Monday

Prices

General: €3
Reduced: €1,50

Services

Guided tours

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