Castillo de la Mota, Medina del Campo

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The Castle of the La Mota or Castillo de La Mota is a reconstructed medieval fortress, located in the town of Medina del Campo, province of Valladolid, Spain. It is so named because of its location on an elevated hill, a mota(in Spanish), from where it dominates the town and surrounding land. The adjacent town came to be surrounded by an expanding series of walls in subsequent years, of which little remains.It has been protected by the state since 1904, first as a national monument and more recently as a site of cultural interest, or Bien de Interés Cultural. The castle itself was reconstructed in the twentieth century. Reconstruction was mainly pursued by the Falange government of Francisco Franco, who had a nostalgia for structures having links to the Catholic Monarchs.OverviewThe castle's main feature is the large outer barbican. The interior castle has a trapezoidal plan, with 4 towers and a square yard. It has a large square keep tower, and an inner curtain wall that was used for archers.The castle was originally accessed through a drawbridge. It is made from local red brick, utlilizing stone only for some details.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Guided by the Castle and the low wall. Everything perfect. As parties also all staff and part of the village with medieval clothes. Thank you for the treatment
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  • August 17, 2017
    Pretty well restored Castle, with outdoor parking, with visitable hinterland area. It is worth!
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  • August 16, 2017
    The castle is majestic. However the Interior is very disappointing. A court inside enough little in harmony with the rest of the building.
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  • History at its best! One is really transported to medieval times.
  • The definition of a fortress. The audio tour is acceptable, but the castle itself is the greatest I've seen since Pierrefonds.
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  • A highly recommended visit place. Very good attention. It is worth climbing so many stairs to access the breathtaking view of the tower. Eating there is a luxury, with its great homemade food.
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  • The phenomenal guided... Agueda I think that my guide was called, an exceptional girl knows history isn't written, everything we asked him even of things outside the Castle as wise and also friendly. We left happy there. And the well-preserved Castle. All great! A salute to Agueda on the part of the Murcianicas!
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