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Soutomaior Castle

  • Exterior view of Soutomaior Castle © TURGALICIA

    Exterior view of Soutomaior Castle © TURGALICIA

  

Category

Castle

Date

12th-19th centuries

Style

Gothic
Castillo de Soutomaior, s/n
36691 Soutomaior
Pontevedra, Galicia
Pontevedra

Telephone+34 986804100 - +34 886209500

E-mailcastelodesoutomaior@depo.es

Websitehttp://www.depo.gal/es/castillo-de-soutomaior

Strategically located in the valley of the Verdugo river, just a few kilometres from the city of Pontevedra, this is an extremely well preserved example of military and palatial architectural.

It was founded in the 12th century and rebuilt in the 15th as the ancestral home of the legendary Pedro Álvarez de Sotomayor, Count of Camiña –popularly known as 'Pedro Madruga'–, a feudal knight who ultimately came to dominate the south of Galicia. It was again extensively refurbished in the 18th and the late 19th century.
It comprises an outer enclosure with an irregular oval floor plan, protecting two towers which are joined by a central section, with a moat and a drawbridge. Highlights of the site include the inner courtyard, the chapel and various pavilions and rooms, particularly the Damas gallery, featuring late 19th-century neo-Gothic ogival arches –the same period as the machicolations, drawbridge and other elements.
 

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Timetables

 

May 01 to Sep 30

Monday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

 

Oct 01 to Apr 30

Tuesday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Rates

 

General: €2

Reduced: €1

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