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.

Datos Históricos

Construcción:
Castillo / Fortaleza / Atalaya
Estilos predominantes:
Gótico

Dirección

Avda. del Castillo s/n. Ponferrada. 24400 León.

Teléfono: 987 402 244 / 669 462 629

Más Información

Tourist Office of Ponferrada

Address:

C/ Gil y Carrasco, 4. Ponferrada. 24400 León.

Telephone: 987 424 236 / 987 424 539

Fax: 987 424 539

Email: turismo@ponferrada.org

Website: http://www.ponferrada.org

Tourist Office Regional of León

Address:

Pza. de Regla, 2. León. 24003 León.

Telephone: 987 237 082

Fax: 987 273 391

Email: oficinadeturismodeleon@jcyl.es

Opening hours

  • Other dates
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 18:00
    • Closed: monday

Tickets

  • General: 6 €
  • Reduced: 4 €

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