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Monterrey Castle

  • Monterrey castle © Turespaña

    Monterrey castle © Turespaña

  

Category

Castle

Date

Siglo XII

Style

Baroque
Castillo de Monterrei s/n
32618 Monterrei
Ourense, Galicia
Ourense

Telephone+34 988361360

Situated in a high part of Valle, near the city of Verín. Built in the 12th century by Alfonso Henríquez. It had enormous importance in the times of Pedro I the Cruel. In the 16th century it was used by Felipe el Hermoso to meet Cardinal Cisneros. It is built of stone in regular blocks. From the outside, the two towers - the Lady Tower and the Keep, built by Sancho Sánchez de Ulloa in 1482 - are outstanding.

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Timetables

 

Jul 01 to Sep 30

Monday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

11:00 AM to 8:30 PM

 

Oct 01 to Jun 30

Wednesday to Sunday

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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Free admission

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