Carrión de Calatrava
Archaeological Park of Calatrava la Vieja
Calatrava la Vieja Castle
Tel.: +34 926690654
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 site is divided into two areas: the Medina and the Alcázar 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
- From Oct 01 to Mar 31
From Friday to SundayFrom 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM From 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
- From Apr 01 to May 31
From Thursday to SundayFrom 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM From 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- From Jun 01 to Aug 31
From Tuesday to ThursdayFrom 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
From Friday to SundayFrom 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM From 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- From Sep 01 to Sep 30
From Friday to SundayFrom 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM From 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Adults: €4
- Reduced: €2