I visited this castle in 2002.
Cuerva Castle lies, west of the village by the same name, in the province of Toledo in Spain. It is also
known as Castle Peñaflor.
The following historical info is taken from a little Spanish booklet, titled
Castillos de Toledo.
My Spanish translation skills aren't great so forgive any mistakes that may occur.
Although there already was a castle at this site in the 12th century, the present castle probably dates back
to the 15th/16th century.
It has a rectangular groundplan with circular towers, three stories high, in three of its corners. Only the
north, west and south walls survived until this day. The foundations of these towers are the square towers,
whhich had a larger size, of the earlier castle. This earlier castle was also rectangular but with square
towers in its corners of which the southeast one served as a keep.
In the 15th century it belonged to Iñigo Vélez Guevara who received it from King Enrique IV. Shortly after
that it was owned by Garcilaso de la Vega and by the end of the 16th century it had deteriorated and was
The castle is situated only a few yards from the road leading from the village of Cuerva to Gálvez. It seems
to have no use and it's freely accessible.
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