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Castle of Charles V

  • Castle of Charles V. Hondarribia

    Castle of Charles V. Hondarribia

  

Category

Castle

Date

12th century

Style

Renaissance
Plaza de Armas, 14
20280 Hondarribia
Guipúzcoa - Gipuzkoa, Basque Country
Guipúzcoa - Gipuzkoa

Telephone+34 943645500

E-mailhondarribia@parador.es

Websitehttp://www.parador.es/es/paradores/parador-de-hondarribia

The castle is now a Parador hotel.

The castle is located in the strategic area of the city, at its highest point. It still conserves the structure of a mediaeval fortress and its defensive appearance. It was built in the 10th century by King Sancho Abarca of Navarre, although it was subsequently reformed by Emperor Charles V. The building served as both a castle and a palace, both connected by an interior courtyard. The castle had a square floor plan with sturdy walls. Highlights of the main facade include the doorway, rather small in size and decorated with an arch framed by the characteristic Islamic moulding known as an alfiz, over which can be seen the imperial coat of arms with the two-headed eagle of Charles V. It has today been restored and converted into a Parador hotel.

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Only the exterior of the monument can be visited.

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Website: http://www.parador.es

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