Fortress of the Condestables de Castilla or Castle of Los Velasco
Also known as the Castle of Los Velasco or the Towers of Medina, the Fortress of the Condestables de Castilla is an imposing Gothic fortress-palace, currently fitted out as a culture centre and museum.
It was built by Pedro Fernández de Velasco, royal chamberlain to King Henry II of Castile, who had given him the dominion of the village of Medina de Pomar. Its design is very simple: two robust towers with a square floor plan, topped with battlements and joined together by a central lower body, which was used as the main room.
The exterior looks austere and appears to be a thick fortress thanks to the masonry that was used, its dimensions and the lack of openings (there are just some Gothic loopholes and arch-shaped windows). Inside, however, used to be very luxurious, as we can see by the Mudejar-inspired decorative remains that are preserved.
It currently houses the Las Merindades Historic Museum and various cultural and artistic activities take place here.
- Bouw: Castle
- Artistieke periode: Gothic
- Vanaf 01 Jul tot 30 Sep
Van Dinsdag tot ZondagVan 10:30 tot 14:00 Van 16:00 tot 19:00
- Sluitingsdagen: Monday
- Vanaf 01 Oct tot 30 Jun
Van Dinsdag tot ZaterdagVan 11:00 tot 14:00 Van 16:00 tot 18:00
ZondagVan 11:00 tot 14:00
- Algemeen: 3€
- Met korting: 1,50€
- Kinderen: Entree gratis