It is located in the site that names it: ‘Monte El Viejo’, it consists of a central tower to which two square rooms of lower height are attached. It is a gift of King Alfonso VIII to the city. Today it is kept in good condition, being used as a recreation area. Its door has a semicircular arch formed by voussoirs, and on it there is a machicolated balcony with defensive uses, from which the three brackets holding it remain.

It was built with limestone; its purpose was to provide shelter to those who keep the countryside, ensuring their safety which was poor.

Historical Data

Castle / Fortress / Watchtower


Palencia. 34005 Palencia.

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Ayuntamiento of Palencia


Municipality of Palencia. Palencia.

Teléfono: 979 718 100


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Oficina de Turismo Regional of Palencia


C/ Mayor, 31. Palencia. 34001 Palencia.

Teléfono: 979 706 523

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