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Its a long climb up from the town

Its a long climb up from the town to the castle however check with the tourist office when its open... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
Felixstowe, United Kingdom

This is a great castle for exploring. We were too late to go inside (weren't even sure if you can... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2017
Bath, United Kingdom
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Nov 4, 2018
“Its a long climb up from the town”
Nov 8, 2017
06510 Alburquerque, Spain
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

Its a long climb up from the town to the castle however check with the tourist office when its open first. During the 12th and 13th centuries it changed hands many times between the Christians and Muslims.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Felixstowe2016
Reviewed November 8, 2017

This is a great castle for exploring. We were too late to go inside (weren't even sure if you can) but the walls are open at all times. Be warned. Only go if you have a good head for heights and don't go in the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 30, 2017

A repaired Castle, not too much but just enough to make a visit on your own. Friendly people and exceptional skill in preserving the original aspect. I visited this place in 1985 and in 2017, both times it is truly enchanting. I Must congratulate the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

I am pleased that I had stopped by here. It was well worth the 50 minute drive from Merida. This was my third Moorish castle (outside the touristy Alcazares) and I liked this castle better overall than the one at La Iruela in Jaen. The...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Juan A
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

Were really surprised how good this castle is as it isn't mentioned at all in the Rough Guide to Spain. You have to take a guided tour which is free. If you are lucky enough to get Laura as your guide she is definitely worth...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed April 2, 2017

Stunning castle, incredible to look at and from. Guided tours daily 11, 12, 1, and two more after siesta, free. Tour guide (Lola) was truly excellent, one of the best I've had in Spain. Perfect mix of knowledgeable and personable. If you are anywhere at...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed July 11, 2016

A beautiful castle relatively un-visited in a wonderful town. There are tours most days, some in English, stop by the tourism office during the day near the main square.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is an amazing castle. The tours are free and they are given on the hour at 11:00, 12:00, 1:00 and twice more after siesta. Each tour lasts for about 50 minutes. The tour is given in Spanish by a very knowlegable person. You get...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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