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Castillo de Uruena

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OpaMarnie wrote a review Sep 2014
Wollongong, Australia431 contributions118 helpful votes
On our way from Valadolid to Porto in Portugal today we glimpsed what looked like an old fort on a hill, hence a diversion. We found a village, castle and the surrounding battlements well preserved from the 11th century and now a book culture site. It was fascinating to walk around the village and climb up onto the parapets - the view both in and out was stunning.
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Date of experience: September 2014
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Jan S wrote a review Sep 2013
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2,962 contributions287 helpful votes
The castle of Urueña was built around the year 1060 by the Castilian monarch Fernando I el Magno (the Great). It is built on the remains of a Roman fort. Overlooking the Tierra de Campos it has always been a strategically important place. Urueña was on the border between the two kingdoms Castilla and León. After many battles the kingdom of Castilla reconquered the castle in the year 1281. The Queen Doña Urraca lived in this castle. Also Doña María de Padilla, mistress of King Pedro I of Castilla, lived here. Later the castle was used as a prison: Doña Beatriz Princess of Portugal was held here as one of the prisoners. From the 19th century it was used as a cemetery. Today only the exterior walls of the castle remain. The inside of the castle cannot be visited!
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Date of experience: June 2013
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