The building, erected in the early 16th century, is a large square structure with round cubes in the corners and palatial chambers around a central courtyard.

Villafranca was a royal and a noble realm alternatively. It was governed, among others. The daughter of the first Marquis, María Osorio Bazán and her husband, Pedro Álvarez de Toledo (second Marquis of Villafranca) had the present castle built.

Historical Data

Architecture:
Civil engineering
Construction:
Palace
Predominant styles:
Renaissance
Historical Period:
Early modern period

Address

Plaza Prim, s/n. Villafranca del Bierzo. 24500 León.

More information

Oficina de Turismo of Villafranca del Bierzo

Address:

Avda Díez Ovelar, 10. Villafranca del Bierzo. 24500 León.

Teléfono: 987 540 028

Email: turismo@villafrancadelbierzo.org

Página Web: http://www.villafrancadelbierzo.org/Oficina_de_turismo

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