A strategic location and site of castle that has stood here since the days of the Muslim invasion and which has been in the hands of both Moors and Christians.

Built in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries by the Admirals of Castile, the powerful Enríquez family. It is owned by the Ministry of Culture and houses the General Archive of Simancas.

The roof clearly reflects the Herrerian influence. Work on the castle was completed in the 17th century by Pedro Mazuecos and Diego de Praves, both members of Valladolid’s School of Classicism.

Historical Data

Castle / Fortress / Watchtower


Simancas. Valladolid.

Telephone: 983 590 003

More information

Tourist Office of Simancas


C/ Miravette, 11. Simancas. 47130 Valladolid.

Telephone: 983 590 123

Email: ayto.simancas.turismo@dip-valladolid.es

Tourist Office of Valladolid


Pabellón de Cristal. Acera de Recoletos, s/n. Valladolid. 47004 Valladolid.

Telephone: 983 219 310

Email: informacion@valladolidturismo.com

Email: oficinadeturismodevalladolid@jcyl.es

Website: http://www.info.valladolid.es

Opening hours

    From January, 1 to December, 31:
  • Closed: monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday, sunday and holidays

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