Carcelén Castle

Carcelén Castle, locally known as Castillo de Carcelén or Castillo del Conde de Casal, lies in the center of the town of the same name in the province of Albacete in Spain.

Carcelén Castle was built during the 14th century, although it is uncertain if it was the seat of a nobleman or a purely military building. In the 15th century it was renovated and named Castle of the Count of Casal. During its lifetime it has been used as a prison on several occasions.

What we see today is the square keep with the round turrets at its corners. The low building next to it had a residential function. The open square in front of the castle used to be the walled courtyard of the medieval castle.

In the last century it has been used as a school and a town hall. Nowadays the low building is used as a library and keep is used for a small exhibition about the local history.

At present Carcelén Castle can be visited for a donation. A very nice castle in a sleepy little town.


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Carcelén Castle

Carcelén Castle, locally known as Castillo de Carcelén or Castillo del Conde de Casal, lies in the center of the town of the same name in the province of Albacete in Spain.

Carcelén Castle was built during the 14th century, although it is uncertain if it was the seat of a nobleman or a purely military building. In the 15th century it was renovated and named Castle of the Count of Casal. During its lifetime it has been used as a prison on several occasions.

What we see today is the square keep with the round turrets at its corners. The low building next to it had a residential function. The open square in front of the castle used to be the walled courtyard of the medieval castle.

In the last century it has been used as a school and a town hall. Nowadays the low building is used as a library and keep is used for a small exhibition about the local history.

At present Carcelén Castle can be visited for a donation. A very nice castle in a sleepy little town.


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