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Dramatized guided tour by actors that takes place in the different rooms of the castle in which scenes from everyday life of the past time are recreated. It is the History of the castle told by this characters.
Each season is dedicated to specific historical moment. In 2017 was dedicate to the visit of Queen Isabel the Catholic to Sanlúcar.
In 2018, as a prelude to such a marked event, it was dedicate to the first Earth Circumnavigation.
These visits are only available during the summer season and specific times. Also on request. Please, check availability.
- 2 hours
This is an activity held at night with the castle closed to the public. The silence is only broken by the characters who live in the Knights Templar fortress, trapped in time as if they were alive. Pope Luna, the Knights Templar, the stonemasons and those who inhabited the dungeons emerge from the shadows to show us the monument. Magic, history and reality come together in an unbeatable setting.
These visits are usually held in June, July, August and September.
Capacity limited to 100 people.
- 2 Hours
Taking advantage of the outdoor room and the small auditorium located in the homage tower, cultural events are celebrated in summer where the sunset can be enjoyed. Visitors will be delighted by the spectacular lighting and the freshness of the night, and live magical moments: enjoying music concerts, theatre performances, poetry readings, or lectures on the history and heritage of Castillo de Garcimuñoz and the Marquesado of Villena.
These acts are programmed for both the local public and the other visitors of the region or any origin that visit us and want to bet ransported to the Medieval ages.
The Hear the Choirs Sing days are a musical event, which takes place in the main gallery of the castle's parade ground.
Created in 1990 by the Cuéllar Choir Group, it is celebrated on Saturday nights in July.
The parade ground is decorated for a gala performance to welcome different choir groups on summer nights. A large stage next to the Renaissance gallery is the focal point of the space in which there is a seated area to accommodate the attendees. The groups participating in the festival are generally national, although on special occasions the invited choirs come from other countries.
Cuéllar Choir Group is a choral group with mixed voices, founded in 1985. It has its headquarters in the La Magdalena chapel, and it has released two albums. It has performed before prominent figures such as SAR Don Juan de Borbón y Battenberg, and has performed on important stages, such as the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna during the centenary of the death of Johann Strauss.
- 90 Minutes.
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
During the first weekend of August there is a Medieval Reenactment meeting in which approximately 80 people take part. Visitors can discover what life was like in the Middle Ages through the recreation carried out by the participants. The recreation focuses on what could have happened in a castle like this one, in a territory like the one that is found 800 years ago. This event is possible with the guarantee of the historical recreation group "Fidelis Regi" who is in charge of the organization of the event.
Also, the meeting is a focus of discussion and exchange of ideas and knowledge among the participants. There are many recreation groups that come to the event, from all over Spain.
The dramatizations recreate what happened 800 years ago, they are highly educational: historical battles, manners of cooking, clothing, payment of taxes, coinage.
- This activity take place over the weekend (3 days)
In August, on the first Saturday next to the 15th, the Campurriano Folklore Contest is held by the Association of CampurrianRabelistas (Fiddlers), who, together with artists and invited friends, offer a concert of traditional music in which the Fiddles and the tambourines are the protagonists.
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.
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
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