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Sacro Convento y Castillo de Calatrava La Nueva Reviews
Para acceder al Castillo se hace por una carretera que va subiendo al monte en cuya cima está la construcción y el paseo desde abajo es largo y un poco duro, pero es precioso. Del Castillo yo quiero d... more »To gain access to the castle is by a road that it goes up to the mountain whose Summit is the construction and the walk from the bottom is long and a bit hard, but is beautiful. Castle I want to highlight the Church and its rosette, impressive!
Castillo en un emplazamiento fantástico pero muy mal conservado. En realidad la visita tiene poco valor aunque recorremos miles de kilómetros para ver castillos similares en otros países europeos. Par... more »Castle in a location fantastic but very poorly preserved. In fact the visit has little value even though we travel thousands of miles to see similar castles in other European countries. Part of the Assembly is rebuilt, but parts of more value or they are closed or not, you can visit (the churches, for example). The ascent to the castle is complicated, a road close in continuous descent, after which you will reach a free parking. From the height, the views are spectacular and he is seen clearly the steps of roads, giving good account of the strategic importance of the Castle. Little remains of the history of the order of Calatrava.
Acabamos de visitar este maravilloso y sorprendente lugar incluso diria magico. Quien no se imagina la vida de estos caballeros de la Edad Media. Con un acceso del siglo XVI que podria solucionarse co... more »We just visit this wonderful and surprising place even say magical. Who cannot imagine the life of these Knights of the middle ages. With access from the 16th century that could be solved with the community of la mancha will. We support our vast heritage by visiting amazing places like this. It is worth the visit and dreaming of other eras of our history.
Epic visit to this castle and one of the best of our 1,100 mile Spanish road trip. Liked the dramatic music they played as you entered which added to the atmosphere. Slightly more printed information than elsewhere. Amazing views and the drive their was fun.
Spectacular. Beautiful surroundings and an old Castle, imposing, that you still have restoration work be done, to turn it into a gem, as it deserves. Very entertaining visit. You have to go with time and without haste. Recommended 100%
A castle with a lot of charm. You can take it on your own or in guided tour (weekends 11:30 and 18:00). Highly recommended. Only thing wrong upload road by car. Very stony road.
Spectacular I think it is little, imposing over mountain, spreads across the slope, is in a State of reconstruction although there are many things that are of the period, nature, emotions and history, a better plan?
One of the best preserved and most spectacular castles. Opposite the castle of Salvatierra ((currently you can walk but is abandoned)): currently, Salvatierra Castle is in ruin and its ownership is private to stay within what once was charged with the largest sacristan. Despite the situation in which it is located, who gets to see what in other times were impressive walls can realize the awesome power and size of the fortress. It is protected by the generic declaration of the Decree of April 22, 1949, and the law 16/1985 on the Spanish historical heritage. It is necessary to draw the attention of the competent institutions so that, seeking the consensus of their owners or by making use of the existing legislation for the protection of the historical and artistic heritage, they focus their efforts in doing so publicly and in the near future, everyone can enjoy this magnificent enclave from the point of view of scientific, cultural or simple visitors. -"In what is now the car park (end of the access road), a Visigothic town and the bronze age remains have been found. The fortress is located on top of a hill in the form of cone 936 m of altitude, with a dense indigenous vegetation on the slopes and at the base surrounded by large pedrizas or canchales which make it difficult to access. Today existing paved road was made for the visit of Felipe II to the fortress in 1560 and leads to the base of the Castle. Its location controls a natural step towards Sierra Morena. It is not known exactly starting its construction year, although there are references to its use by Nuño de Lara in 1187 as old Castle of Dueñas." -In September 2010 was one of the scenes of the making of the film El Capitán Trueno and the Holy Grail. -In 1997 this castle served as a framework for the investiture as Doctor Honoris cause from Umberto Eco for the University of Castilla - La Mancha. Although his condition is very good, is still a pretty wide area to dig up. Pity that there are no funds for the disinterment of his remains for study and conservation. -The Church is Cistercian style. It has a large rose window in its façade, the time of the Catholic monarchs. The buttresses are by way of towers. Inside are three large naves covered with brick and three apses with pointed arches. On the left side there were funeral chapels which were then walled and destroyed and which are to restore. To the left of the façade was the palomar and the snow well. There was an entry from the fray. Right is the Campo de los Mártires (Cemetery), with the path of ascent to the Castle and the chapel of our Lady of the martyrs, huge underground cisterns. It is recommended to arrive 45 min before closing already q but not enter. 100% recommended together with Calatrava Castle the old.
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