Manzaneque Castle

Manzaneque Castle, locally known as Castillo de Manzaneque, lies in the center of the town of the same name, in the province of Toledo in Spain.

Manzaneque Castle was built in the 15th century by Don Íñigo de Ávalos. From him it passed to Don Álvarez de Toledo, Secretary of the Catholic Monarchs, Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon. Later it went to the Counts of Cedillo who eventually abandoned it. In later centuries it was used as a town hall and in 1833 it served as a refuge for the townspeople from Carlist troops.

It is a rectangular castle and originally had a moat and an outer wall with corner towers both which have now disappeared. In the beginning of the 20th century it was restored.

Manzaneque Castle can be visited on appointment. I did not know that when I visited so then it was closed. Too bad. A real nice castle.


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Manzaneque Castle

Manzaneque Castle, locally known as Castillo de Manzaneque, lies in the center of the town of the same name, in the province of Toledo in Spain.

Manzaneque Castle was built in the 15th century by Don Íñigo de Ávalos. From him it passed to Don Álvarez de Toledo, Secretary of the Catholic Monarchs, Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon. Later it went to the Counts of Cedillo who eventually abandoned it. In later centuries it was used as a town hall and in 1833 it served as a refuge for the townspeople from Carlist troops.

It is a rectangular castle and originally had a moat and an outer wall with corner towers both which have now disappeared. In the beginning of the 20th century it was restored.

Manzaneque Castle can be visited on appointment. I did not know that when I visited so then it was closed. Too bad. A real nice castle.


Gallery

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://castles.nl/manzaneque-castle#sigFreeIdc8bccc39b2