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The Torre Palacio de los Orgaz was built in the late 14th/early 15th century by the House of Mendoza—one of the most powerful families in Álava—to facilitate control over the main transport route for salt from Añana. The family controlled the route to Castile to the south and towards the ports of the Cantabrian Sea to the north.
Would you like to find out how people lived in the Middle Ages, who ordered the tower’s construction and how the stonemasons worked? Would you like to be knighted? Come join our dramatised visits to find out more. We use theatrical performances to pique interest and create enjoyment and learning throughout the unique spaces in the Torre Palacio de los Condes de Orgaz.
The visits are themed and brought to life by people whose mission it is to help us interpret and discover the history of the tower and the castle. Visitors participate directly in the dramatised visits and become the characters in the story.
You will also discover the Santa Catalina Botanical Garden. Extending across 32,500 square metres and rising and falling between 605 and 675 metres above sea level, it houses the ruins of an ancient palace, convent and church as well as the remains of ancient terraces. It is currently under the ownership of Iruña de Oca Town Hall. This institution has led the restoration of the space, transforming it into a site that combines environmental education, recreation and an encounter with nature. It provides a model for new creative relationships between man and the natural environment.
The joint visit takes place on the third Sunday in April, May, June, July, September and October.
- 8 Hours
The Medieval Days of Historical Recreation is a faithful and close reproduction of the customs and the day to day of a certain period.
In this case, we focus on the period between 1350 and 1360, in full s. XIV, and those responsible for carrying out this recreation, are the recreationalists, that is, specialists in giving life to all kinds of characters of the Middle Ages.
The central axis of these days are the rebellions between Pedro I "El Cruel" and Enrique II of Castile for the possession of the Castle of Almodóvar.
Among the activities that can be enjoyed during the days are falconry, music concerts, assaults on the castle, medieval dances, battles, among others.
Live from within a siege to the fortress, position yourself by one of the two armies, observe how the war begins and enjoy the victory with a big party.
It is the perfect alternative to come as a family and / or a group of friends and dive in the middle of the Middle Ages, alternating with the inhabitants of the time and living in turn, their own customs.
- 10 hours.
Kids’ activity for children from 3 to 10 years old, on the occasion of the Spanish festivity de “Todos los Santos” (Nov 1st) that takes place in the Castle with children's theatre, games, music and fun for the little ones of the house.
They will have to pass tests and have a great time in the "Patio de los Monstruos" (playground) and they will get a diploma. You have to come in disguise with the bag to win sweets with the trick or treat.
You can also taste in the cafeteria "The Caballerizas del Castillo de Lorca" a monstrous menu with seasonal products.
- From 1 to 4 hours, depending if food is included.
Black Moon is a nocturnal visit on Halloween where visitors can feel the fear in the castle in the dark. Any story is not real until you live it, suffer it...
There is more life inside these towers. Legends, mysteries, sensations, wandering souls, spirits, souls and non-describable beings will be some of your companions on this tour.
Many were those who inhabited the Castle of Almodóvar. Some won and others lost. But they all left, and some stayed for eternity ...
On very few occasions, these legends come to life and are the so-called Black Moon Nights.
My name is Men Rodríguez de Sanabria, Real Steward of Pedro I, King of Castilla.
I am the authority of this castle in the absence of my King.
If you dare to live one of these nights, I invite you to the next BLACK MOONS.
I am waiting for you at the door of the Almodóvar Castle. I will be happy to receive you and show you the way to go, although I do not promise you that this visit will end.
- 1 Hour.
The group of music “La Flor y los Romeros”, was born in the spring of 2015. Formed by Almudena López, Alfonso Ahumada, Sergio Higuera and Javier Román "the Ninu" great acquaintances of Cantabrian folk music, it is currently one of the most beloved groups of Cantabria.
From a deep country root, the conjunction of their voices with instruments such as the violin, the guitar or the rebec, and his nods to traditional and American folk, they have been a breath of fresh air in the Cantabrian folk music, achieved success not only in his own land, but throughout the country.
An appointment you should not miss if you are a good music lover.
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.
The calçots, a kind of spring onion, cooked on a Chardonnay branch of the farm, are served in the old cellar. And the second course and dessert in the main dining room. Includes prior and private visit to the castle.
Calçotadas for private groups of up to 40 guests, with total privacy and exclusivity and where the service is given by the owners themselves.
- 4 Hours
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.
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
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