Contact details

Carretera de Almoguera, s/n.
19119  Zorita de los Canes, Guadalajara  (Castile-La Mancha)
recopolis@jccm.es
http://www.zoritadeloscanes.com/centrodeinterpretacion.htm
http://www.patrimoniohistoricoclm.es
Tel.:+34 949376898

Location

Guadalajara

Description

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 is in the form of 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

Practical information

Schedule

  • From Apr 01 to Sep 30
  • From 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM
  • From Oct 01 to Mar 31
  • From 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Closing days: Monday

The opening times and prices are those of the Castle's Interpretation Centre. 

Prices

  • General: €4
  • Reduced: €2

Services

Guided tours

Map



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