Maqueda Castle

Maqueda Castle lies, in the village by the same name, in the province of Toledo in Spain.

In medieval times Maqueda Castle was part of the city walls but these are all gone now. The castle stood at the eastern end of these walls which were still standing in good condition in the 16th century.

The castle itself was reconstructed on Moorish remains in the 15th century. Later on Don GutiƩrrez de Cardenas made some extensions.

The castle is rectangular in shape and has 4 round towers. Suprisingly, it has no keep. The curtain walls, with a thickness of 3.5 meters, have different heights because the castle was adapted to the land it was built on. The walls are made of rubblework with use of some brickwork at the top and are crowned with peculiar merlons.

The gate is in the northern wall and there is a postern in the eastern wall next to a cornertower. Inside the castle there are almost no remains of internal constructions. In the last decades the castle was used by the Guardia Civil. Since 2009 it houses a Guardia Civil museum.

This is a nice castle with a Moorish feel to it.


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Maqueda Castle

Maqueda Castle lies, in the village by the same name, in the province of Toledo in Spain.

In medieval times Maqueda Castle was part of the city walls but these are all gone now. The castle stood at the eastern end of these walls which were still standing in good condition in the 16th century.

The castle itself was reconstructed on Moorish remains in the 15th century. Later on Don GutiƩrrez de Cardenas made some extensions.

The castle is rectangular in shape and has 4 round towers. Suprisingly, it has no keep. The curtain walls, with a thickness of 3.5 meters, have different heights because the castle was adapted to the land it was built on. The walls are made of rubblework with use of some brickwork at the top and are crowned with peculiar merlons.

The gate is in the northern wall and there is a postern in the eastern wall next to a cornertower. Inside the castle there are almost no remains of internal constructions. In the last decades the castle was used by the Guardia Civil. Since 2009 it houses a Guardia Civil museum.

This is a nice castle with a Moorish feel to it.


Gallery

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://www.castles.nl/maqueda-castle#sigFreeIdc8d43a4a1a