Ampudia Castle - Short History
First built in the 13th century, but thoroughly altered in the 15th century,
Ampudia Castle has a square plan with a gothic central courtyard and 4 towers
on each corner.
Half of the castle complex is surrounded by a barbican defended by
It belonged to different owners such as Juan Alfonso de Alburquerque, Sancho
de Rojas and Pedro Garcia Herrera (Marsical of Castille) among others.
In 1521 it was assaulted and occupied by the Comuneros (Castillan
independentists who fought against Charles I of Spain) headed by the belicious bishop Acuna. It
was later retaken for the Crown by the Duke of Lerma.
Ampudia Castle Today
Today Ampudia Castle is a private property, but its
grounded departments can be visited on a guided tour. Other parts of the castle like the upper
levels or the keep are not open for visit.
Address: El Castillo de
Ampudia, Oficina de Turismo de Ampudia,
Plaza San Miguel, 2, 34191 Ampudia, Spain. Get help with directions using the map provided
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