Contact details

Castillo de Monterrei, s/n.
A 2 km. de Verín CN 525 Madrid-Benavente-Vigo
32618  Monterrei, Ourense  (Galicia)
monterrei@parador.es
http://www.parador.es/es/paradores/parador-castillo-de-monterrei
Tel.:+34 988418002
Tel.:+34 988029230

Location


Description

Situated in a high part of Valle, near the city of Verín. Built in the 12th century by Alfonso Henríquez. It had enormous importance in the times of Pedro I the Cruel. In the 16th century it was used by Felipe el Hermoso to meet Cardinal Cisneros. It is built of stone in regular blocks. From the outside, the two towers - the Lady Tower and the Keep, built by Sancho Sánchez de Ulloa in 1482 - are outstanding.

  • Construction: Castle
  • Artistic period: Baroque
  • Historic period: 12th century
  • Setting: Remains of the Atalaya fortress, Verín Parador Nacional.

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