The Castle has a barrier with wide towers and vaulted shooting chambers and a unique parade ground. It has a regular square plan and has in the center a large keep, popularly called "Macho", with several floors and a cantilever bridge. It was built in the last quarter of the 15th century as a castle-palace by the IV Count of Benavente, Don Rodrigo Alonso Pimentel, a member of the powerful Castilian nobility and owner of numerous castles.

Inside is the Fortifications Center, where the visitor knows in a pleasant way the history of the castle, and therefore of the town, as well as the rest of the fortresses of the province. In the north part of the walled enclosure is the Governor's House: Ecomuseo de Sanabria, Carballeda, Valles de Tera, Villafáfila and Parque de Montesinho. It is about recreating the journey that centuries ago the Pimentel, counts of Benavente, made from Portugal to Sanabria, and from there depart to the rest of the Zamoran areas.

Datos Históricos

Castillo / Fortaleza / Atalaya
Estilos predominantes:


Muralla del Mariquillo, s/n. Puebla de Sanabria. 49300 Zamora.

Teléfono: 980 620 734

Más Información

Tourist Office of Puebla de Sanabria


(Dentro del Castillo) Muralla del Mariquillo, s/n. Puebla de Sanabria. 49300 Zamora.

Telephone: 980 620 734

Fax: 980 620 894



Tourist Office Regional of Zamora


Avda. Principe de Asturias, 1. Zamora. 49012 Zamora.

Telephone: 980 531 845



Opening hours

  • Summer July, 1 – August, 31):
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 11:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 22:00
  • From September, 8 to September, 9:
    • Closed: monday and tuesday
  • Winter September, 1 – June, 30):
    • Every day: 11.00 – 14.00 and 16.00 – 20.00


  • General: 3 €
  • Reduced: 2 €

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