Its Keep had no rival in breadth and length and probably also in height. Was, in his time with three-story vaulted to what I had to add the finish of the parapet and battlements.With all this, its height had to be considerably higher than today.

The thickness of the walls is the largest in Spain of all the castles of the fifteenth century, in some places 11 meters thick.The original tower of the castle was smaller and may be attributed to the same person who erected the towers of Fuensaldaña, Peñafiel and Torrelobatón. It was built by the Sarmiento family to replace a former 10th-century fortress and its name and origin are linked to the Count of Monzón, Don Pedro Ansúrez, the founder of the city of Valladolid.

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Castle / Fortress / Watchtower
Predominant styles:


C/ Castillo, s/n. Fuentes de Valdepero. 34419 Palencia.

Telephone: 979 767 732


More information

Oficina de Turismo Regional of Palencia


C/ Mayor, 31. Palencia. 34001 Palencia.

Teléfono: 979 706 523

Fax: 979 706 525


Town Hall of Fuentes de Valdepero


Municipality of Fuentes de Valdepero. Palencia.

Telephone: 979 808 151




  • General: 3 €
  • Reduced: 1.5 €
(Tuesday afternoon free admission)

Remarks: TEMPORARILY CLOSED * From January 1 to 10: 12.00-14.00 and 16.00-18.00. Except 1 and 6 Jan. closed. Rest of January and February closed. Holy Week M a D and fest Fiesta Com. day 23: 10.30-14.00 and 17.00-20.00. Permanent exhibition "Plastihistoria": History of Palencia made in plasticine. Tel 687 93 07 38/979 76 77 32. Christmas: closed on 24.25 and 31 December. Jan 1 and 6

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