Tower of the Caracol de Benavente
From what was a huge and luxurious castle-palace, built by Juan Alonso de Pimentel, Count of Benavente, when King Henry III gave him the villa with its old castle, just a beautiful and original tower remains, which was built at the beginning of the XVI century
The shields on the outside of the tower and the pendentives of the inner dome represent Pimentel arms, arms that also appear in Benavente Hospital and in the courtyard of the Palace of the Counts of Valladolid. The tower survived the fire in the early XIX, being restored to 1953 and currently hosts a National Tourism Parador.
- Civil engineering
- Predominant styles:
- Historical Period:
- Early modern period
Pº de la Mota, s/n. Benavente. Zamora.
Telephone: 980 630 304
Oficina de Turismo Provincial of Zamora
Pza de Viriato s/n. Zamora. 49071 Zamora.
Teléfono: 980 536 495
Fax: 980 536 495
Página Web: http://www.turismoenzamora.es
Tourist Office of Benavente
AYUNTAMIENTO VIEJO Plaza Mayor, s/n. Benavente. 49600 Zamora.
Telephone: 980 634 211
Fax: 980 633 332
Tourist Office Regional of Zamora
- Every day: book visit in advance
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