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La Calahorra, a L ittle Gem

This castle is tiny but lovely. Situated on the A92 El Castillo de Calahorra sits above the town of... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Penelope R
via mobile
Very picturesque

I had just fitted 4 brand-new tyres to the car so didn't fancy driving up the stony track, so we... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
AggiePirate
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Martos, Spain
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Spectacular 16th century castle overlooking the village of La Calahorra, Spanish and Italian architecture over original moorish ruin.Built 1510
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La Calahorra | A337 exit from A92, La Calahorra, Spain
+34 958 67 70 98
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

This castle is tiny but lovely. Situated on the A92 El Castillo de Calahorra sits above the town of the same name. All Spanish on the outside it has a lovely and unexpected Italianate interior. It is open only on Wednesdays for a few hours,...More

Thank Penelope R
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Very nice setting at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, just next to the sleepy village of Calahorra de Granada. The access road to reach the castle is located on the northeast side of the hill. It is a dirt road, which may...More

3  Thank KaikenWineMendoza
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Castillo de La Calahorra. One of the first Italian Renaissance castles outside Italy and the first in Andalucia displaying these architectural features, it was constructed between 1509 and 1512 on the site of a former Moorish fortification. Opens on Wednesdays. Steep climb to the castle....More

Thank Felixstowe2016
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I had just fitted 4 brand-new tyres to the car so didn't fancy driving up the stony track, so we viewed the castle from the village! Next time we are in the area I will arrange more time and walk up.

Thank AggiePirate
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We found this castle in a book from the Tourist info in Baza , it was just over an hours drive from our cave house and well worth the visit , we called in at a bar for a drink and were told that you...More

2  Thank jeanette51
Reviewed 14 August 2015

The castle is located on a small rise on the outside of the village of Calahorra facing the Sierra Nevada from the side other than Granada. The castle is privately owned and open for visitors on Wednesdays though I understand it may be possible to...More

2  Thank Boblionie
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Tried to visit this castle as look so nice perched on a hill. The road up to it was so bad had to turn the car around. You need a 4 x 4 to reach it. Looked good form a distance.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 11 October 2014

Truly amazing...Well worth a visit, Little Tony (the key holder) whom I believe is over 60 now was actually born there..Looking at the outside, you would never guess what the inside is like. I won't spoil the surprise, it is a must see if you...More

1  Thank Me-Tallulah
Reviewed 1 September 2014

From the castle you can view the town and the Sierra mountains. As other reviewers have mentioned the outside is well conserved and makes for interesting pictures. If you get a chance to have a guided tour of the inside, you will learn a lot...More

3  Thank PRinBR
Reviewed 5 August 2013

spectacular castle on top of the hill, complete renovated, nice vieuw from our hotel. Long ascend with staircases, but worth visiting.

1  Thank Jim M
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