Cuéllar Castle

C/ Palacio, s/n 40200 Cuéllar - Segovia

Cultural Visit

It stands on a Celtiberian fort, and was built from the eleventh century attached to an angle of the wall. Its construction continued until the seventeenth century, so it has a mixture of architectural styles, but predominantly Gothic and Renaissance. 

Some of the most famous architects of the time were involved in its construction: Hanequin of Brussels, Juan Guas or Juan de Álava, creator of the parade ground.  

It is irregular in shape and covers a surface area of 1,025m2. Its parade ground stands out, as well as the 20m high keep, which connects with the eastern bay that housed one of the most valuable armouries in Spain. It is surrounded by an outdoor barbican, and connects with the castle's ancient hunting forest through a rammed earth wall. This forest is now a municipal park.

It was owned by royals such as Álvaro de Luna or Beltrán de la Cueva, and its most illustrious guests include the kings of Castile, such as Sancho IV, or his wife Doña María de Molina, who made up the courts of the kingdom in 1297, or Juan I and his wife Doña Leonor, who died in the castle. Also noteworthy are the painter Parcerisa, José de Espronceda, General Hugo and the Duke of Wellington.

In 1997 the Castillo Habitado (Inhabited Castle) was created, the first guided tour featuring a historical re-enactment in Spain. In addition to being a space for tourists, it is also a Secondary School, and headquarters of the Foundation of the House of Albuquerque, which stores one of the most important royal archives in the country

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Schedule

Tourist Office (inside the castle):

From October 1 to May 15: (Moday afternoon closed)

  • Working days: from 10:00 to 14:00h and from 16:00 to 18:30h.
  • Weekends: from 10:00 to 14:00h and from 16:00 to 19:00h.
  • Bank holidays: from 10:00 to 14:00h and from 16:00 to 20:00h.

From May 16 to September 30:

  • Open daily from 10:00  to 14:00h and from 16:30 to 20:00h.

Closed:

    December: 24, and 31 in the afternoon, 25 all day
    January: 1 and 6

The visits to the Castle are guided with the following departure times (it is recommended to appear 15 ms before):

From October 1 to May 15 (closed Monday afternoon):

  • 11:00
  • 13:00
  • 16:30
     

From May 16 to September 30:

  • 11:00
  • 13:00
  • 17:00
  • 19:00

Location

Address:

Palacio St., no number 40200 Cuéllar - Segovia

How to get there:

It is recommended to access through “EXIT 50, NORTH CUÉLLAR” of the A-601 from all directions.

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