The Castillo de Mombeltrán is a castle in Mombeltran, a town in the province of Avila in the Autonomous Region of Castile and Leon (Spain).
Beltran de la Cueva, a favorite of Henry IV, had the castle built in 1461. It was built as a richly decorated palace for the builder who was banished from the court of the Spanish king in 1463. The castle is surrounded by a wall with steep slopes. The castle itself is built on a pentagonal layout and has cylindrical corner towers. Walls and towers are equipped with loopholes and battlements.
Access : Coordinates: 40.257406, -5.018252 / The Mombeltran Castle is located on the outskirts of the town of the same name, in the province of Avila in Northern Spain /
- Highlights :
- It consists of two square-shaped enclosures with circular cubes at the corners. It preserves inside the remains of columns, walls and stairs, and is the property of the Duke of Alburquerque.
- in the surroundings of the Mombeltrán castle you can find a pleasant park. At the foot of the watchtower is the chapel of Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, which is surrounded by a leisure area that includes swings and a kiosk.
Note : The first thing you have to know is that to visit the castle you have to arrange the view in advance. The castle is privately owned (specifically, by the Duke of Alburquerque) and is not open to the public with extended hours./ Visit: Guided, previously calling 659 272 408, Alvaro.
Activities : sightseeing / photo opportunities / trekking
Go next : Mombeltrán , a Spanish town and municipality located in the province of Avila, / @ the pass of Puerto del Pico