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Spectacular 16th century castle overlooking the village of La Calahorra, Spanish and Italian architecture over original moorish ruin.Built 1510
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18512 La Calahorra, Spain
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+34 958 67 70 98
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All reviews on wednesdays nice photos guided tour castle hill interior village inside drive castillo granada car
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

Although originally a Moorish building in the 15th century they converted to Christianity. Used a a prison in the Spanish recon quest. Don Rodrigo had the interior of La Calahorra rebuilt between 1509 and 1512. It was turned into a magnificent Renaissance palace, with lavish...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Felixstowe2016
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The castle up the hill is a real eye catcher of the area where ever you are and look at it it beautiful. You can have a tour for five euros ( 5 € ). I was there on a monday, i don't know if...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

This castle is tiny but lovely. Situated on the A92 El Castillo de Calahorra sits above the town of the same name. All Spanish on the outside it has a lovely and unexpected Italianate interior. It is open only on Wednesdays for a few hours,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Penelope R
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Very nice setting at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, just next to the sleepy village of Calahorra de Granada. The access road to reach the castle is located on the northeast side of the hill. It is a dirt road, which may...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank KaikenWineMendoza
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Castillo de La Calahorra. One of the first Italian Renaissance castles outside Italy and the first in Andalucia displaying these architectural features, it was constructed between 1509 and 1512 on the site of a former Moorish fortification. Opens on Wednesdays. Steep climb to the castle....More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Felixstowe2016
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We found this castle in a book from the Tourist info in Baza , it was just over an hours drive from our cave house and well worth the visit , we called in at a bar for a drink and were told that you...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Leonard A
Reviewed 14 August 2015

The castle is located on a small rise on the outside of the village of Calahorra facing the Sierra Nevada from the side other than Granada. The castle is privately owned and open for visitors on Wednesdays though I understand it may be possible to...More

Date of experience: August 2015
3  Thank Boblionie
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Tried to visit this castle as look so nice perched on a hill. The road up to it was so bad had to turn the car around. You need a 4 x 4 to reach it. Looked good form a distance.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Karen C
Reviewed 12 October 2014

Truly amazing...Well worth a visit, Little Tony (the key holder) whom I believe is over 60 now was actually born there..Looking at the outside, you would never guess what the inside is like. I won't spoil the surprise, it is a must see if you...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank Me-Tallulah
Reviewed 1 September 2014

From the castle you can view the town and the Sierra mountains. As other reviewers have mentioned the outside is well conserved and makes for interesting pictures. If you get a chance to have a guided tour of the inside, you will learn a lot...More

Date of experience: August 2014
3  Thank PRinBR
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Response from somethingsomething | Reviewed this property |
i'm really unsure, but i believe it has open anyway. try around midday to be sure. it costs only 5 euros if i recall correctly. to kill some time there is a lovely fruteria there, with most products being organic.
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