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Castillo de Medina-Sidonia

Medina-Sidonia, Spain
+34 956 41 24 04
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Panoramic views

A very steep cobbled pedestrian lane winds up the hill to the entrance to the castle. Both this... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Jackie M
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Worthing, United Kingdom
via mobile
Worth it for the views

Walk through history whilst appreciating the amazing views of surrounding country can see the... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
barbara s
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Esperance, Australia
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Medina-Sidonia, Spain
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

A very steep cobbled pedestrian lane winds up the hill to the entrance to the castle. Both this & the slopes inside the castle grounds are viable for a sturdy mobility scooter. It cost €2 entrance fee. The ramps zig zag up to the viewpoint...More

Thank Jackie M
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Walk through history whilst appreciating the amazing views of surrounding country can see the Sierra Nevada mountain range on one side & down to the sea & Cadiz on the other

1  Thank barbara s
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Very interesting place to visit. Was closed because it was out of the tourist season but great to walk around and imagine the history. Wonderful views.

Thank Malcolm M
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

A delightful large village capped with this semi ruined fortress where you can survey from North Africa to Cadiz Jerez de la frontera and Arcos de la frontera. It was perfect in winter temperatures with a visit to Roman remains but in summer those soldiers...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

What an exceptional location - used for a fortress for over 2000 years. While not much is left from the various stages of fortifications, the view alone is worth the two Euros entry fee. Explanations are bilingual in Espanol and English.

Thank trooper92
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Almost didn't make this walk It is quite steep and the temperature was almost 30°. However well worth the hike With 360° views from the top across the rooftops. Could see for miles in all directions. Think you can probably drive to quite near the...More

Thank Maria M
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

think , that it is not interested , because almost 30 km from the sea , but , the nature ,you will see from the mountain , is worth it

1  Thank Guido R
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Fascinating town, so much to see, layers upon layers of history. I loved looking around. The castle is ruined but it is extensive. Nice to sit back and to imagine what it must have been like.

1  Thank Vikki W
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

Very well presented, disabled friendly and information in Spanish and English. Amazing views and photo opportunities.

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Like all of the Andalusian castles the remains of the original construction are Roman, with the over lay of Moorish additions, but the Roman construction is the impressive part built in the 1stC BC. The work that was needed to complete fortifications like this over...More

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You can drive right to gate & they may even let you drive up further if you have a wheelchair if not it is an incline to push up. There unfortunately a wheelchair may not be possible there are ramps with sides the bottom is... More
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