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Archaeological Park of Calatrava la Vieja

  • Calatrava la Vieja castle. Carrión de Calatrava, Ciudad Real © Turespaña

    Calatrava la Vieja castle. Carrión de Calatrava, Ciudad Real © Turespaña

  

Category

Castle

Date

Siglo VIII

Style

Andalusi
Carretera Nacional 420, de Ciudad Real a Carrión de Calatrava
13150 Carrión de Calatrava
Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha
Ciudad Real

Telephone+34 926814081 - +34 926690654

E-mailcalatravalavieja@carriondecalatrava.es

Websitehttp://www.turismocastillalamancha.com

It is Arab in origin.

The building incorporates a major water defence system, in combination with various walls and barriers.

The Guadiana River itself served as a natural moat to the north side of the fortification. The rest of the wall was surrounded by an excavated ditch, 10 m deep, into which the water from the river flowed directly. It has 1,500 m of wall with 44 square turrets and two with a pentagonal floor plan. It has two side accesses and two outer towers. The compound is divided into two areas: the Medina, or town; and the Alcázar, or palace. The palace has a Templar apse which was never completed, and a 12-sided floor plan. Also of interest are the remains of the wrought ironwork, and the vaults in the different rooms.

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Adults: €4

Reduced: €2

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