Castillo de la Mota

Castillo de la Mota, Medina del Campo: Address, Phone Number, Castillo de la Mota Reviews: 4.5/5

Castillo de la Mota
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MDOGP
Dallas, TX1,040 contributions
Beautiful Mudejar Castle
Jul 2020 • Solo
This is a beautiful castle built in the 15th and 16th centuries. It is a Gothic-mudejar style castle. I could not attend the guided visit, but the exterior is just amazing, surrounded by pine trees. The entrance is free to the first floor of the castle. Do not go on Sundays in the afternoons, it closes at 2.00 p.m. on Sundays.
Written July 12, 2020
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reickbk07
43 contributions
Beautiful castle!
Oct 2019 • Friends
We visited the castle in October, and we loved it! There are parts that you can visit for free, but the guided visit isn't expensive and you learn so much! Thanks so much to Beatriz, our guide, she was great! Also, it's important to book the visit to the top of the tower beforehand because it can get crowded!! 100% recommend
Written October 27, 2019
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Halcatra
Edinburgh, UK483 contributions
Hard to get in
Sep 2019 • Couples
It is a beautiful castle and I am so disappointed I could not visit it entirely. Some parts (not much) are available to everyone free of charge, but unfortunately, to see the rest you need to join a guided tour. The ticket costs couple of pounds, not a lot big deal but it is not easy to do so. At 12:00 we were told that all the tours to the end of the day are fully booked, which means they are totally unprepared for the number of tourists visiting the place. Looking that there were not many cars at the car park and they still were not able to take us, they are not prepared at all.
Written September 29, 2019
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boski
Island of Malta, Malta404 contributions
nice to stop if you are passing by
May 2019
This is one of the most hyped up castles in the region however when we went no sign of an open ticket office or anyone to help you , nice from the outside but disappointing that it is not set up for international tourists. Big car park full of buses and kids good spot to picnic with a castle view.
Written August 10, 2019
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MR0666
Malmö, Sweden18 contributions
Impressive Castle!
Jul 2018 • Friends
A must visit historical place. The castle is impressive, a lot of history there. Some part of the castle are open and can be visited without any ticket, but some others are only accessible with the official guide tour. I recommend to take the toor to learn more about the place and go up the castle tower. Tickets are cheap and can be booked in advance or at the castle office. Tours are quite frequent but typically in Spanish... information in English is available.
Written March 24, 2019
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Michael D
Antwerp, Belgium58 contributions
cultural trip
Jan 2019 • Solo
A beautiful and imposing castle, mainly the exterior, but also check out those parts inside which can be visited. A castle with an interesting and important history not to be missed if you're interested in the history of the Catholic Kings.
Written February 5, 2019
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Elena Z
Sofia, Bulgaria46 contributions
Didn't have the chance to fully enjoy it
Aug 2018 • Friends
We were a big group of people and the staff was always pushing us to go faster and to go to the next room although we didn't have a guide. We spent no more then 15 minutes inside because of this. The castle itself is very well preserved and beautiful.
Written August 14, 2018
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william p
Rainham, UK22 contributions
We popped into the town and found this castle
Aug 2018
We were on our way to Valladolid and my wife spotted that Medina a town we would pass had a large castle. Well off we went and on leaving the motorway we travelled on a good road which was straight for mile after mile. On entering it we had a bit of bad luck as some of the roads were blocked for road works. Well trial and error we eventually made it to the castle. Very smart carpark and reception area. It was free to visit and a couple of euros for a head set and to go up the tower. We didn't have long there so just had a quick mooch round ourselves. From the photos it was a bit of a ruin but the work they have done is very impressive. We returned to the town square and parked the car for 60 cents for 2 hours. I guy came running up telling me it was free but I think I could afford ten bob! We found a great restaurant/café (can't remember the name) where we had a sharing plate of cheese and a couple of drinks. Bang goes the cholesterol! Again can't remember how much but very cheap for a light snack. I am sure the other restaurants were the same quality and value. All in all a very pleasant detour to our trip.
Written August 13, 2018
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jaimeelsabio
Maryland3,773 contributions
Amazing castle and well worth seeing
May 2017 • Couples
The first time I visited this castle was in the 1970s. While it wasn't a ruin, it wasn't like it is today. It was literally a castle sitting in the middle of a dirt field. Since then, the parking area was placed and a number of renovations were undertaken. There isn't much to see inside the castle other than a courtyard. For castle lovers, Mota castle should be a must see. There is nothing else around the castle worth seeing.
Written June 9, 2017
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SpanishPostman
90 contributions
When Spain was born...
Jan 2017
The Castillo de la Mota is one of the biggest and well-preserved castles in Spain. The most famous couple in the Spanish History -Isabel of Castilla and Fernando of Aragon- who created the first idea of a united Spain through their marriage, used it as one of their homes. Ir famous as well because it served as prison for Cesar Borgia.
Written June 5, 2017
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