Contact details

06510  Alburquerque, Badajoz  (Extremadura)
924401202@telefonica.net
www.alburquerque.es
Tel.:+34 924401202
Tel.:+34 924400000

Location

Autonomous region:
Extremadura

Province/Island:
Badajoz

Badajoz

Description

Luna Castle.

It is known as Luna Castle, referring to Álvaro de Luna, Master of the Order of Santiago and High Constable of Castile, who lived in it for a long time. It has four enclosed areas, but the outstanding thing about the building is the Keep, divided internally into five levels. It is entered through a pointed arch. Inside, you can find the church of Santa María la Mayor del Castillo, a Romanesque church with three naves covered by barrel arches. Since its restoration in 1945, the castle has been converted into an Extremaduran government youth hostel.

Construction:
Castle

Artistic period:
Gothic

Historic period:
13th century

Setting:
Parish church of Santa María del Mercado.

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