Fuensaldaña Castle

Fuensaldaña Castle, locally known as Castillo de Fuensaldaña, lies in the village by the same name in the province of Valladolid in Spain.

There probably already was a castle in the village of Fuensaldaña in the 13th or 14th century. The castle we see today however, dates back to the 15th century. It was built by either a Don Alonso or an Alfonso Perez de Vivero.

It is unknown, if in the past, Fuensaldaña Castle was equipped with an outer enclosure. The present enclosure is square in shape with four round towers on its corners. There are graceful turrets in the middle of three of the curtain walls. The walls itself are crowned with battlements and a wallwalk. In the middle of the fourth curtain wall stands the mighty, 34 meters high, projecting keep. The former entrance of the keep was situated at a height of 6 meters and could only be reached over a disappeared drawbrigde from a stairtower.

Inside the keep are four vaulted halls out of ashlar masonry. The keep, like the curtain walls, is also equipped with round towers at its corners, two nice turrets and battlements.

The castle has been a ruin but is now completely restored. Nowadays the castle is used for governmental purposes. That's nice because it probably has saved the castle but also not nice because this means you can't visit the interior. Too bad, but this is still a beautiful castle.


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Fuensaldaña Castle

Fuensaldaña Castle, locally known as Castillo de Fuensaldaña, lies in the village by the same name in the province of Valladolid in Spain.

There probably already was a castle in the village of Fuensaldaña in the 13th or 14th century. The castle we see today however, dates back to the 15th century. It was built by either a Don Alonso or an Alfonso Perez de Vivero.

It is unknown, if in the past, Fuensaldaña Castle was equipped with an outer enclosure. The present enclosure is square in shape with four round towers on its corners. There are graceful turrets in the middle of three of the curtain walls. The walls itself are crowned with battlements and a wallwalk. In the middle of the fourth curtain wall stands the mighty, 34 meters high, projecting keep. The former entrance of the keep was situated at a height of 6 meters and could only be reached over a disappeared drawbrigde from a stairtower.

Inside the keep are four vaulted halls out of ashlar masonry. The keep, like the curtain walls, is also equipped with round towers at its corners, two nice turrets and battlements.

The castle has been a ruin but is now completely restored. Nowadays the castle is used for governmental purposes. That's nice because it probably has saved the castle but also not nice because this means you can't visit the interior. Too bad, but this is still a beautiful castle.


Gallery

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://www.castles.nl/fuensaldana-castle#sigFreeId8f8e70aefb