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Finally we resume the dramatized visits to the Castle of Láchar, one of the experiences that most excites its visitors, since the rich history of the Castle, which our guides will narrate throughout the visit, adds the intervention of different historical characters who are related to the monument and will tell in first person their experiences in this unique castle-palace with centuries of history.
Get to know all the ins and outs of this monument from the hand of the historical characters that left their mark on these lands, such as Queen Aixa, mother of Boabdil, Florinda La Cava and of course the Duke of San Pedro de Galatino, a very relevant character to understand the history of this municipality and specifically the history of the Castle of Láchar. Immerse yourself in this unique experience that leaves no one indifferent.
Duration: 1:30 hs aprox
You can know the castle’s legends and history in a magical summer night. It’s a very special way for discover this fortress. During this experience, the visitors can know Queen Aixa, Boabdil’s mother, Princess Florinda La Cava, the main character of a famous Spanish legend from the 8th Century and Mrs. Fernanda de Salabert y Arteaga, Marquise of Valdeolmos and the second wife of the Duke of San Pedro de Galatino. This time, visiting one of the rooms, the visitors can meet the Duke of San Pedro de Galatino, who will talk to them and will explain his interesting life and experiences, for example, when his friend the King Alfonso XIII visited his castle.
In addition, during this type of visit at night, there will be more engagement between the characters and the visitors.
It’s usually celebrated in June and July during the night time. This guided tour is always in Spanish.
Lunch and / or private dinners for groups of up to 40 people, with total privacy and exclusivity. It can be done with catering service (in this case we rent the space) or with our menus, with the owners who cook.
Only by reservation.
- 4 Hours approx.
Since 1997 the castle keep is the headquarters of the Foundation of the House of Alburquerque. Founded by Ioannes Osorio y Bertrán de Lis, XIX Duke of Alburquerque, satisfying the wish of his father Beltrán Osorio y Díez de Rivera, XVIII Duke and head of the house of Juan de Borbón, Count of Barcelona.
The keep can be reached by a spiral staircase, which leads to the first room. A circular space with a stonework vault topped with the coat of arms of Álvaro de Luna, who enjoyed the trust and favour of Enrique IV of Castilla. This is the documents room, where all the historical documentation of the Archives of the House of Alburquerque, one of the most important noble archives in Spain, is kept.
In the documents room, its archivist-director will offer the visitor a sample of the type of historical documentation that is kept in the keep, whose documentation chronologically ranges from 1155 to 1994.
The archive is made up of the documentation generated by 31 noble titles. In addition, it also houses the Cuéllar Municipal Historical Archive and the Villa y Tierra Cuéllar Community Archive.
- 50 Minutes
This beautiful restored castle has its own cellar, a seasonal outdoor Roman pool and an outdoor hot tub. Its charming rustic apartments offer well-equipped kitchens and views of the countryside. The Poblet Monastery is only 6 km away.
The two apartments at Castell de Riudabella (one for 6 people and one suite for 2 people) have exposed stone walls and wooden beams, while the living areas feature a fireplace and a flat-screen satellite TV with a DVD player. It includes free Wi-Fi, and you can prepare your meals in the kitchen of your apartment, which includes a kettle, a microwave and a fridge, as well as several grocery stores and restaurants in Espluga de Francolí, a 10-minute drive away.
Riudabella offers free private parking and staff at the 24-hour reception will be happy to provide information about the Conca de Barberà region, which includes hiking and cycling routes nearby.
- One night or more
Once there was a King named Peter I who lived in a Castle in the lands of the Kingdom of Almodovar. One day Pedro I, who was known as the crule, decided to prepare a meal to have a little fun between one war and another. He ordered that people from different parts of the world come to that meal and ordered that everyone should eat and have fun.
He who did not eat or did not have a good time, would be sent to the dungeons of that impressive Almodovars’ Castle. Then King Peter I said:
"I, your Majesty, the King Pedro I, by the power that grants me the crown, I begin the season of the Royal Banquets. People from all the kingdoms will be able to attend, they will have to ask for a prior hearing to be on the day mentioned in the Castle at about noon.
When I give the order, part of my court will give you a seat. Eat and drink the delicious delicacies that my cooks have prepared, knowing them already of my culinary tastes. We will eat in accordance with the norms of the Middle Ages, and those who fail to comply with it or remain will be sent to the dungeons of my castle and there will be imprisoned for forever."
- 2 Hours.
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