Castril Castle

Castril Castle
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It is a magnificent example of military architecture from the Islamic period in the Iberian Peninsular and Moors and Christians continuously fought to control it. It is also an excellent example of how the topography played a decisive role in deciding where to build these enclosures. La Peña is a perfectly clear example of this and the structures (towers, walls and doorways) are all adapted to the rocks, inclines and promontories. 

The fortress consists of two different levels. The upper level fulfilled a military function with one part for the nobility and another part for the army. the lower level was for the civilian population. There are a number of towers for protection and defence against possible attacks. 

The restoration completed in 2013 brought to light the different elements that made up the fortress: cisterns, the mosque, towers, walls, pipes, cobblestones, parapets, stairways, rooms, etc. 

Visits are organised through the Tourist Office in Castril, located opposite the church.

Guided tours last approximately 40 minutes/1 hour.

General admission: €3.00 Reduced admission: €1.50 for Children 5 to 14 years old (with Youth Card), Retired people and Pensioners (with Pensioners Card) Residents in Castril (officially accredited), Groups with advance booking (min. 20 people) and Groups of Schoolchildren. Free of charge: Children under 5 years old, Groups of Pensioners, Retirees and Schoolchildren from Castril (advance booking required)

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Castril Castle
C/ Iglesia, 18816
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Services and infrastructure

  • Facilities for Disabled
  • Historic building
  • WIFI

Target audiences

Couples, young people, Seniors, Lgbti, Friends, For families, I travel alone

Segments

Culture, Turismo Etnográfico, Astrotourism

Specialties

Castle

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Season

All year

Duration

40 min

Open to visitors

Yes