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La Mota Castle

  • La Mota castle. Medina del Campo, Valladolid © Castilla y León

    La Mota castle. Medina del Campo, Valladolid © Castilla y León

  • La Mota castle. Medina del Campo, Valladolid © Castilla y León

    La Mota castle. Medina del Campo, Valladolid © Castilla y León

  

Category

Castle

Date

Siglo XII

Style

Mudejar
Avenida del Castillo
47400 Medina del Campo
Valladolid, Castile-Leon
Valladolid

Telephone+34 983812724

Fax+34 983810117

E-mailcentrodevisitantes@castillodelamota.es

Websitehttp://www.castillodelamota.es

The great tower of Castile.

This is one of the largest towers in Castile. It was used as fortress, and was at one time a strategic military centre.

The castle has a trapezoid floor plan. The main entrance now has a fixed bridge, which was once a drawbridge. Once across the bridge, there is an arch with two turrets and the royal coat of arms of the Catholic Monarchs. The interior has four towers with a courtyard, around which the different parts of the building are arranged. It was the Crown’s Archive in the reign of Henry IV. Given its enormous dimensions, it was also put to military use as an arsenal for artillery, and was one of the objectives of the Royalists in the uprising of the communards in the 16th century. It served as a prison for personages of note during the 16th and 17th centuries, and at one time played host to Juana la Loca. In 1942, after the Spanish Civil War, it became a training school.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Apr 01 to Sep 30

Monday to Saturday

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Public holidays

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

 

Oct 01 to Mar 31

Monday to Saturday

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Public holidays

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Guided tour. By prior appointment.
Dramatised visits.

Rates

 

General: €4

Reservations
Telephone: +34 983810063

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Calendar

The Caridad procession. Easter week in Medina del Campo © Castilla y León

Mar 25, 2018 to Apr 1, 2018

Festivity of International Tourist Interest

Medina del Campo
Easter week in Medina del Campo

Traditional bull-running. Photo courtesy of Medina del Campo Town Council

To be confirmed 2018

Festivity of National Tourist Interest

Medina del Campo
Traditional bull-running

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