Piedra Bermeja Castle. Brihuega

Plaza de Manu Leguineche, 19400 Brihuega, Guadalajara

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Cultural Visit

El Castillo de la Piedra Bermeja is located south of Brihuega. This circumstance, in principle atypical, is explained through chronology because it was the rest of Brihuega that was built from the Castle, hence it is not integrated into a more central place in the municipality.

Entering through the door that exists next to the church of Santa María, the central core of the castle consists of a central space, the highest, in which today there are constructions that must have belonged to the halls of the palace. In front, a wide open space, remains of other buildings, serves as a cemetery. Attached to this primitive building nucleus, there is a set of buildings to the north, consisting of a long nave covered with a barrel vault, and which today is called and used as a chapel of the Vera Cruz, which is entered through a simple door from the brown of Santa Maria. From the upper level you can access what was the chapel of the castle, and that is today the most unique artistic piece that is preserved in it. It is a space of square dimensions, polygonal plan, with five sides, and that constitutes an elegant space of initial Gothic architecture, work of the first years of the XIII century, has its covers formed by pointed arches, ogival, and in the apse it They open three slender and pointed windows, showing plant decoration brackets, and keys in the vaults.

Inside the Palace of Arms is the church of Santa María de la Peña, superb Gothic transition work, built in the 13th century and later improved, as well as the ruins of the former Franciscan convent of the sewer reform.

We can therefore find inside:

  •  Noble Room restored in 2017 by the architect Juan de Dios de la Hoz.
  •  Gothic-Mudejar chapel considered a jewel of the transitional Romanesque.
  •  Integrated municipal cemetery.

 

Schedule

From January 01 to May 31:

  • Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 18:00h.

From June 01 to September 30:

  • Tuesday, Wednesady and Thursday from 11:00 to 14:00h.
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00h.

From July 01 to July 31:

  • From Monday to Sunday from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00h.

From October 01 to December 31:

  • Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 18:00h.

Closed:

  • December 24, 25 and 31.
  • January 01 and 06.

Location

Address:

Plaza de Manu Leguineche, 19400 Brihuega, Guadalajara

How to get there:

From Guadalajara and Madrid on the A-2 motorway, exit at kilometer 73 and on the CM-2011 road until kilometer 14. Cross the municipality to the southern part of Brihuega.

From Zaragoza and Barcelona on the A-2 motorway, exit 83 and continue on CM-2008.

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