Gothic noble fortress, built in the 15th century by the descendants to Pedro García Herrera, major-general of Castile and nephew of the bishop of Palencia Sancho de Rojas, founder of the Manor of Ampudia.

The building is shaped as a trapezoid, with four square turrets in the corners and the front is symmetrical. Today the castle houses a collection of art objects and antiques.

Don Pedro de Ayala, the Count of Salvatierra, was one of the owners of the castle. He fought in favour of the comunera cause in the battle of Ampudia, which confronted the followers of the emperor and the troops of the Acuña Bishop.

Historical Data

Castle / Fortress / Watchtower
Predominant styles:


Ampudia. 34160 Palencia.

Telephone: 979 768 023 / 629 768 247



More information

Oficina de Turismo of Ampudia


C/ Duque de Alba,1. Ampudia. 34191 Palencia.

Teléfono: 979 768 307


Tourist Office Regional of Palencia


C/ Mayor, 31. Palencia. 34001 Palencia.

Telephone: 979 706 523

Fax: 979 706 525


Opening hours

  • Winter November, 1 – March, 1):
    • Tuesday to sunday: 12:00 – 13:30
    • Friday and Saturday: 12:00 – 13:30 and 17.00 – 18.30
    • Closed: monday
    • Closed in the afternoon: tuesday, wednesday, thursday and sunday


  • General: 4 €
  • Reduced: 2 €
  • Groups: 3.5 €

Remarks: It will take all necessary measures post covid19. Visits to the castle will be free. Parade ground and rooms on the ground floor. The reservation is not necessary within the established hours. Capacity according to sanitary indications. Groups, schoolchildren, and secret tours are temporarily canceled.

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