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Castillo de los Mendoza (Castillo nuevo de Manzanares El Real)

Manzanares el Real, Spain
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English first
Paris, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

A big group of us (about 20) went. Kids were aged between 5 - 9 years old. We'd pre-booked a guided tour, which cost (I think) about 8€ for adults and 4€ for kids, although I really can't remember exactly. So, our tour guides arrived. They were 2 actors, in full costume, who gave a very informative, perfectly timed, and... More

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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

I recommend Manzanares el Real for a one day trip with a walk in a nice countryside and mountains, started/finished with a visit at the castle. The walks to the lake and to the mountains take you 1-3 hours depending on the pace and how much you enjoy the countryside. There is not much to see inside the castle, apart... More

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San Diego, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I guess i'm getting picky, because i've seen a lot of castles now. This is an absolutely magnificent building located in a very pretty area, but inside it's been renovated and is largely a replica of original structure. It was still worth the drive for me.

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Madrid, Spain
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I'd recommend about an hour or so to get around this picture perfect castle. There is parking right outside and the cost of the ticket a 5 euro per adult (no credit cards) was good value. Although there is not of English in the displays, there is still plenty to look at and children will enjoy something that conforms to... More

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The first time we went here, it was a Monday and we couldn't get in. We made a special trip on a Saturday afternoon. It wasn't busy at all. We caught the bus from Principe Pio Station. It took about 50 minutes. The bus stops right at the castle basically. The displays were excellent as they told the history of... More

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

First of all this town is a real treat. We made a day trip & walked the circular route. It was a fabulous day. Up & down the mountains, glorious mountain views and we even stopped for a foot dunk down in the river. Sadly the Castle was closed on Mondays so we never got inside. But it was so... More

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Madrid
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155 reviews 155 reviews
45 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

The guided visits are quite exhaustive and well paced. Fee not required just to have a walk around outside gardens. Nice.

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Lima, Peru
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We visited the castle during the week (Thursday) as an opportunity to see some of medieval Spain. Our understanding is that on weekends there is a different tour with actors. During the week you are pretty much on your own. We used the bus service out of Madrid (40 minutes from station Plaza de Castilla, down on basement level 3,... More

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