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7 of the Most Beautiful Castles in Spain

Ishwari Pamu Sep 7, 2019
Spain is home to thousands of castles, each one with an interesting story of its own. Here are some of the castles in Spain that are so dreamy and beautiful, you won't be able to take your eyes off of them.

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Alcázar of Segovia

The inspiration behind Disney’s logo, it does look like someone pulled it right out of a fairytale and mounted it on a rocky crag.

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No one knows when the construction began but the earliest mention dates back to the 12th century; it has stood witness to centuries of Spain’s history. Climb the 150-step spiral staircase to get to the Torre Juan II and to enjoy unbeatable views of Segovia.

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La Alhambra

Built in the 13th century, it’s an authentic Islamic castle and one of the best of its kind with an ensemble of impeccably landscaped gardens and fountains.
It was also referenced as “a pearl among gems", the gems being the trees enveloping the castle.

Castle of Coca

Unlike most of the castles in Spain, it isn’t built on a hilltop but rather on a low scarp.
This 15th century castle flaunts a complete brick exterior with merlons on the top of the towers and walls which is heavily influenced by the Moorish-style of building.

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Castle of Olite

Once the seat to the Crown of Navarra, the castle exuded luxury back in its day.

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The most unusual feature about it is the asymmetry in its design with towers and walls of irregular sizes which only seem to add to the charm and persona of the castle.

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Castillo de Colomares

Built by Dr. Esteban Martín y Martín in the memory of the man who discovered America, the exteriors and interiors of the castle are nothing less than impressive.

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The church inside the castle holds the Guinness World Record for the smallest church in the world.

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Castell de Bellver

It’s located on the Mallorca island in the middle of the Mediterranean.

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Built in the 14th century, this circular castle is the only one of its kind in the country which makes it all the more special.

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Castle of Peniscola

Built by the Knights Templar in the 14th century, this castle has become the major attraction of Peñíscola in Valencia.

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It later served as the residence of Pope Benedict XIII until his death. The view of the sunset from the castle is undeniably breathtaking.