Castillo de Granadilla, Zarza de Granadilla

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  • August 20, 2017
    This is an interesting abandoned village in northern Extremadura. It was abandoned to make way for the dam and lake that surround it. The views from the castle are amazing. However, I thought that we ...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    They expropriated it when they thought that the reservoir would cover it, but did not. They are now rehabilitating it little by little. The place, the silence and the landscape is impressed. The visit is free. The times are in several websites of tourism of Extremadura. You should carry something snack, because there is where buy anything...
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  • August 16, 2017
    It was frustrating to make 14 km, from bad road, at 40 per hour to arrive and find the gate closed. It was three in the afternoon. The guardian came out to the gate to tell us that not opened up to the four. Surprising that a historic complex is closed to the public on holidays, until the schedule rule it. And the guardian seemed very friendly and inconsiderate.
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  • Well worth the side trip. The small village was abandoned but its old walls, main square and other areas still look. And, the views from the top on the lake are very pretty.
  • One of the best castles I've explored-- it really gives a good idea of what it was like. Check out the original iron grating in the windows. And the old toilets made of stone!
  • You must visit for lovers of history, nature and animals. It is a walled village in the middle of a reservoir, its remoteness from any urban center and its natural and wild environment make it a perfect spot to see wild animals closely. The surroundings are full of deer and birds of all kinds. Access is by road and is a little spoiled, but without major problems. The town itself is closed to the public except for visiting hours, it has a medieval tower in very good condition and an impressive wall. Inside several houses are preserved in restored to show how it would be at the time; It has also many animals inside, Iberian pork, Bull's charge, horses, birds, all in freedom or semi-freedom, in addition to multiple fruit (Orange, shells, Palm trees with dates, etc.). It is a highly recommended visit for everyone, kids and adults. It is a kind of old town where time combined with a Zoo has not passed. The only flaw that I put is that not too much information available for visitors or guides that explain the history of the town, which is spectacular. Classic example of Spain forgotten jewels, we don't know what we have, that we have it forgotten
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  • I know Granadilla since I am smaller and going with my grandmother to pick blackberries to the zarzales. Since then, when Granadilla was only a fortress full of rubble, ruins and malashierbas everywhere, has changed so much that I hardly recognise it. The city itself, is like watching little by little the reconstruction of the ancient Citadel, where the earlier ruins are now buildings used for youth in art workshops. Among them, create irrigation, orchards and make exhibitions where everything is more than perfect. Granadilla were once more ruins. Now, Granadilla is a Citadel which has regained life.
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  • Re-fuel a deserted Medieval Village and in reconstruction, inhabited only by students and monitors. A town included in the project of recovery of villages abandoned. It is declared historical artistic set. And over its entrance and visit is completely free. Still has enough to recover.
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