Polan Castle

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

In 1116 the village of Polan was the stage of a battle between the Christian forces of Toledo and the Muslim forces of Oreja. The Muslim leader Farax Abdali was defeated near a castle, which was being constructed at this location at that time.

Judging from the present remains of the castle, it must have been of considerable size. It is in a strange location for a border castle; on level land although it once had a moat. It has been owned by Don Lope de Zúñiga and the Marquesses of Cerralbo.

Its present remains consist of two large keeps. One is rectangular, almost 18 meters high, with cylindrical towers in its corners and in the center of its walls. It is equipped with a cistern on the ground floor and stairs embedded in the thickness of the wall.

Just a few yards away stands the other keep. This one has only partially survived although with a greater height; almost 25 meters. Judging from its architectural details this keep must have been build in the 14th century.

The castle remains are not be accessible and don't seem to have any kind of use. But they are nice to take a look at when you are driving through.


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Polan Castle

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

In 1116 the village of Polan was the stage of a battle between the Christian forces of Toledo and the Muslim forces of Oreja. The Muslim leader Farax Abdali was defeated near a castle, which was being constructed at this location at that time.

Judging from the present remains of the castle, it must have been of considerable size. It is in a strange location for a border castle; on level land although it once had a moat. It has been owned by Don Lope de Zúñiga and the Marquesses of Cerralbo.

Its present remains consist of two large keeps. One is rectangular, almost 18 meters high, with cylindrical towers in its corners and in the center of its walls. It is equipped with a cistern on the ground floor and stairs embedded in the thickness of the wall.

Just a few yards away stands the other keep. This one has only partially survived although with a greater height; almost 25 meters. Judging from its architectural details this keep must have been build in the 14th century.

The castle remains are not be accessible and don't seem to have any kind of use. But they are nice to take a look at when you are driving through.


Gallery

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http://www.castles.nl/polan-castle#sigFreeId21b8c27c90