It was one of the largest fortress of north-western Spain during the Middle Ages
Castle of Ponferrada
The castle consists of a lar polygonal enclosure (more than 8,000 m2) with double and triple battlements, turrets, rooms and a large low courtyard or albacar.
It was one of the largest fortress of north-western Spain during the Middle Ages. In 1211 Alfonso IX makes peace with the Knights Templar and donates the village of Ponferrada to them. In 1226 the Knights Templar had already fortified the village.
Generally attributed to the Knight Templar, who stayed in Ponferrada until 1312, the castle is a very complex military structure, built in different over the centuries.
- Castle / Fortress / Watchtower
- Predominant styles:
Oficina de Turismo of Ponferrada
C/ Gil y Carrasco, 4. Ponferrada. 24400 León.
Fax: 987 424 539
Página Web: http://www.ponferrada.org
Tourist Office Regional of León
- From October, 30 to February, 28:
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 18:00
- General: 6 €
- Reduced: 4 €
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