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

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Address: Calle Castillo 0, 28410 Manzanares el Real, Spain
Phone Number: +34 918 53 00 08

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Excellent castle.

Wasn't expecting to find a castle on our afternoon outing and nearly didn't go in but so glad we did. The castillo is an impressive example of how reconstructions can be done... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 14, 2016
Warkworth, New Zealand
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Warkworth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Wasn't expecting to find a castle on our afternoon outing and nearly didn't go in but so glad we did. The castillo is an impressive example of how reconstructions can be done tastefully and without kitsch. Rooms have been simply refurnished with attention to detail. The written information is mostly in Spanish. Views from the battlements to the mountains and... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

We happened to be passing, it looked interesting so we pulled over. So glad we did, Its in a beautiful setting and it really does look like it was recently built. Well worth a visit.

Thank Paul C
Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best conserved medieval castles within region of Madrid. Only a short drive away from the capital, the castle has interesting surroundings, well maintained original walls and towers, inside part hosts an original furniture and other ornamental art, open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday. If you want to enjoy as if you were a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

I visited this small castle many years ago but now there is more to see. Great views over the lake/embalse. I didn't think it was worth paying to visit the small gardens, they can be seen from above.

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Torrejon De Ardoz, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

Very well maintained, nice views and interiors well worth seeing. I completely lost myself in the library, their collection is beautiful. The price is adequate to the visit but it may be a little to much to people on a budget. Nevertheless, there are times when you can visit for free (Jan 6th was when I did it).

Thank ana948
Island of Malta, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

Set on the hill at Manzaranes, on top of a lake. Its a very quiet towm with friendly people and a couple of quaint restaurants with good food, but alas no English menus or speakers !

Thank Emanuel D
Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Took a day's drive from Madrid. Unfortunately it was a rainy day so all we did was the castle and then decided to head back to the city (no fun sightseeing in the rain with 4 young children). The castle is very well preserved. Not much to read in English - but still worthwhile.

Thank Micah S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

Well worth a short 45 minute drive from Madrid. The XV century castle is well restored and it has some nice exhibits, short movie as well as some wonderful tapestry and armors to take a look at. The day we travelled there was even some medieval fight reenactments in the surrounding area to the castle. If traveling with the little... More 

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Puerto Rico, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Visited the castle on a very cold March day had brilliant sunshine in dispersed with light snow flurries ! So wrap up warm The castle is set elevated above the small town. And has small but nicely presented gardens surrounding it. I did not quiet understand the need for the medieval piped music you could here whilst walking around the... More 

Thank Simon A
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016

The village is a centre of walking and climbing, so can get busy in the summer. The castle is fully intact although parts have been restored. It is well worth a visit and parts are museum like with artefacts and reconstructions of centuries past. The land around the castle is quite small, but well organised into gardens and paths. Worth... More 

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