Originally built in the late 11th century, the Maceda
Castle that we see today is a mixture of very different styles of construction.
It comprises two concentric enclosures.
The outher one was finished in the 16th century and was adapted for firearm
It is believed that it was at Maceda where king Alfonso X the Wise studied
Galician during his childhood, language he used later in his "Cantigas de Santa Maria.
In the 15th century Maceda Castle was assaulted and
damaged by an Irmandinos army under the command of Diego de Lemos, who, at that time had an
army of 10.000 rebels.
The Castle Today
Today Maceda Castle is privately owned and run as a
hotel, but the local government plans to convert it to a cultural centre.
Maceda Castle Map&Location
Address:Castilo de Maceda, Calle de Castelo, 32700 Maceda, Spain. Get help with directions
using the map provided bellow:
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