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Sacro Convento y Castillo de Calatrava La Nueva

Carretera Puertollano Km. 2,3, 13380 Aldea del Rey, Spain
+34 675 47 26 17
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Unbelievable history, views and ruins

Traveled with a group of US students. Fantastic site full of history and culture. Loved the views... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
MODU34
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Barre, Vermont
Early morning the Convent emerged out of the mist on the hill top.

Early morning the Convent emerged out of the mist on the hill top. Fortunately it was open so the... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Felixstowe2016
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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Carretera Puertollano Km. 2,3, 13380 Aldea del Rey, Spain
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Traveled with a group of US students. Fantastic site full of history and culture. Loved the views and imagining life here many years ago. Informational signs in both english and spanish help to explain what you are looking at. Small gift store. Bathrooms available.

Thank MODU34
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Early morning the Convent emerged out of the mist on the hill top. Fortunately it was open so the tour commenced. Some parts are furnished and it is a worth while stop.

Thank Felixstowe2016
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is an amazing castle, rich in Moorish history and partly restored by a wealthy gentleman. The castle is still owned by his descendants, I believe. There is a small entry fee to explore the rooms and access the ramparts by steep stone steps. If...More

Thank zinniaqueen
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is off the CR504 road, about 25 km south from Almagro, the drive up, off the main road, is a twisty one on a fairly gravelly and cobbled surface. However, once at the top, our efforts were amply rewarded. The huge old castle and...More

Thank birminghamcorbiere
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This castle complex housed a key outpost of the military conquest of the south of Spain, known as the Reconquista. Not just a castle but a convent and self-sustaining community, perched on the hilltop. Part ruin, part restored, it conjures up a powerful impression of...More

Thank sasunnach
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

After conquering the old medieval road (be careful, be patient, be alerted!) you will arrive on the top of the mountain to see an amazing ruin of one of the oldest settlements in this part of the world. The ruin itself is well preserved -...More

Thank Sulami79
Reviewed 19 October 2015

This castle and convent is high on a hill and the road up is quite a ride. Cobblestone, and 20-30 km/hr. But well worth the trip. This place was apparently a convent from about the 11 century. There is a church, plus the castle itself...More

1  Thank Gordon E
Reviewed 20 December 2014

A bit of a steep drive up to the top but well worth it. Something we will remember for a very long time to come. The signage is not the best. Make sure you have the GPS position on your TomTom before set off on...More

1  Thank david l
Reviewed 15 June 2013

I read another review where they were worried to drive to the top in a rental car - I just want to sya that there are no troubles in doing that. Yes it is a bumpy road and some places there are water crossing the...More

3  Thank Chokk
Reviewed 15 July 2012

The castle sits on a treeless hilltop, very nice view of the castle and of course also from the castle. The castle is a ruin, with some buildings having been rebuilt. Unfortunately there is only little information available on the site, but you get a...More

1  Thank YvesRince
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