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Carrión de Calatrava


Calatrava la Vieja Castle


Contact details

Carretera Nacional 420, de Ciudad Real a Carrión de Calatrava
13150  Carrión de Calatrava, Ciudad Real  (Castile-La Mancha)
http://www.turismocastillalamancha.com
Tel.:+34 926814076
Tel.:+34 649728752

Location

Autonomous region:
Castile-La Mancha

Province/Island:
Ciudad Real

Ciudad Real

Description

It is Arab in origin.

The building incorporates a major water defence system, in combination with various walls and barriers.

The Guadiana River itself served as a natural moat to the north side of the fortification. The rest of the wall was surrounded by an excavated ditch, 10 m deep, into which the water from the river flowed directly. It has 1,500 m of wall with 44 square turrets and two with a pentagonal floor plan. It has two side accesses and two outer towers. The compound is divided into two areas: the Medina, or town; and the Alcázar, or palace. The palace has a Templar apse which was never completed, and a 12-sided floor plan. Also of interest are the remains of the wrought ironwork, and the vaults in the different rooms.

Construction:
Castle

Artistic period:
Arab

Historic period:
8th century

Practical information

Schedule

From Oct 01 to Mar 30
From Friday to Sunday
From 10:30 to 14:00
From 15:30 to 17:30




From Apr 01 to Sep 30
From Friday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 16:00 to 20:00




From Jun 01 to Aug 31
From Monday to Thursday
From 10:00 to 14:30


From Friday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 16:00 to 20:00




Prices

Adults: €4
Reduced: €2

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