Grajal de Campos Castle Short History
Begun in the 16th century by Hernando de Vega over remains of a 10th century
castle, the Grajal de Campos Castle was finished by his son Juan de
Vega y Acuna, count of Grajal.
Designed to withstand the use of artillery the castle has sloped
walls and its overall height is lower than those of earlier castles, making it difficult and
hard to target by cannon fire.
The Grajal de Campos Castle has a square plan with four
corner towers covering all blind spots and it is located on the western edge of the village
over a small hill. In this same village there is a renaissance palace owned by the same counts
which is said to be linked by an underground tunnel with the castle.
To this day, the castle belongs to the actual Duke of Alburquerque, its
interior is dismantled and can be visited but opening hours are clumsy, matching the will of
Grajal de Campos Castle
Address: Castillo de
Carretera Sahagún, 24340 Grajal de Campos, Spain. Get help with
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Grajal de Campos Castle walls and courtyard © Alberto
Grajal de Campos Castle walls © Alberto