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A walk back in time

We walked through the town to see the Castillo Del Rey it was a nice sunny day and the walk was... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Incoming tide

This scenic town has a small castle an easy stroll from the cafes. While there is not a lot to see... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
John L
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

So this is quite a small, modest castle but we did enjoy our visit. Like most places in the area, most everything was written only in Spanish. the museum part was the most interesting and I have limited Spanish so I could understand part of...More

1  Thank peetajohn
Reviewed 15 July 2017

There are hundreds of such castles. Nothing special itself, but awesome views from the top. Worth the effort to climb. Check the opening times.

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Reviewed 26 April 2017

We walked through the town to see the Castillo Del Rey it was a nice sunny day and the walk was relaxed if a little steep in places. There is much to see along the way including small shops selling gifts and ice creams. The...More

1  Thank holiday-view23-7-11
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This scenic town has a small castle an easy stroll from the cafes. While there is not a lot to see and nothing in English, you could get a good idea of its significance from the video that is shown in the tower. The views...More

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

San Vincente is a beaufiful town with a great castle and Church. Beaufiful view on both the ocean as the Picos de Europa mountains.

Thank Anita v
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

The inexpensive entry fee to this small castle (€1.50 for adults, 70c for children) makes it worth a quick visit. Although not much to see inside, amazing views of the sea and mountains from the outside.

Thank LJF76
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Payed 1,5 euro for a good view and a nice model of the medieval town. However almost no information in a language different than Spanish.

1  Thank Nils D
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Good views of the town from different angles. Nice place to take pictures. There is a room playing a video with explanation about the town and stuff. Kind of little museum. I liked the place mostly for the views.

Thank travlnlgirl
Reviewed 29 August 2014

The castle has a prime site in a village which itself has a stunning setting, with the sea all around and Los Pico Europa behind. The castle is at the sea-end of the long ridge, the parish church being at the other. It affords good...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 14 August 2014

The Castillo delRey was constructed in 1210 and is one of the best examples of defensive architecture in the area. This was after Alfonso VIII recognized the town. Before that the Asturian King Alfonso I repopulated the town. The Kings of Castille kept ownership of...More

2  Thank BennyMalaga
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