The town was fortified in the 12th century. In 1304 Fernando IV handed it over to Alfonso de la Cerda.In 1472 García Alvarez de Toledo obtained the title of Duke of Alba, and carried out reform works in the castle.In the late 15th century the old building was thoroughly transformed and made into a castle-palace with a barrier without turrets.

During the War of Independence the French troops used it as their headquarters.The tower and its paintings were restored by the current Duchess of Alba and the remains of the old castle-palace have been found recently in the course of an archaeological excavation. It contained a palatial area with an Italian gallery and a round turret, the Torre Blanca. This is the only turret that has been preserved.

Historical Data

Construction:
Castle / Fortress / Watchtower
Predominant styles:
Romanesque

Address

Castillo, s/n. Alba de Tormes. 37800 Salamanca.

More information

Oficina de Turismo of Alba de Tormes

Address:

Castillo de los Duques de Alba, C/ Castillo, s/n. Alba de Tormes. 37800 Salamanca.

Teléfono: 618 746 513 / 923 370 646

Fax: 923 300 015

Email: info@villaalbadetormes.com

Tourist Office of Salamanca

Address:

P/ Mayor, 32. Salamanca. 37002 Salamanca.

Telephone: 902 302 002 / 923 218 342

Fax: 923 263 409

Email: informacion@turismodesalamanca.com

Website: http://www.salamanca.es

Opening hours

  • Every day: 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 19:30

Tickets

  • General: 2.5 €
  • Groups: 2 €

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