Castle of Valencia de Don Juan

Plaza de Santo Domingo, s/n. Valencia de Don Juan. León.

Museum Castillo de Valencia de Don Juan

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Museum Castillo de Valencia de Don Juan

The Castle of Valencia de Don Juan is a reference of the gothic-military architecture from the end of the 15th century. The fortress was ordered to be built by Don Juan de Acuña y Portugal, III count and II duke of the town, and by his wife, Teresa Enríquez.

It preserves part of its original layout, including its imposing keep tower, in which a new contemporary style building that respects the original structures has been built today.

It houses the Museum of the Castle of Valencia de Don Juan, where the visitor is introduced to the origin of the fortress, to the family of Acuña and Portugal and its power in the 15th century, and to the subsequent development of the castle up to the present day.

Afterwards, the visitor enters the building of the keep tower where he is informed about the rules of use and an audio-visual presentation is played, in which the general history of the town is summarized, and an inventory of the pieces that can be seen in the museum is developed.

The rest of the visit is free, ending up on the terrace located on the top floor of the tower, with spectacular views of the Esla valley.

  • Access to the castle of Valencia de Don Juan.
  • Introduction to the origins of the fortress: historical context of its construction and of the Acuña and Portugal family.
  • Explanations on the modifications of the castle to the present day.

Estimated duration: 60 minutes.

Museum Castillo de Valencia de Don Juan
2€

Gallery

Schedule

From November to May:

  • Wednesday to Friday: from 16:00. to 18:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: from 12:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 18:00

June, July and August:

  • Wednesday to Sunday: from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 18:00 to 21:00

Passes with guided introduction every 45 minutes from opening time. Last pass: 45 minutes before closing.

September and October:

  • Wednesday to Sunday: from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00

Closed:

  • Monday and Tuesday
  • January: 1 and 6
  • September: 8 and 14
  • December: 24, 25 and 31

Reduced Rates & Discounts

Reduced Ticket 1€

  • Under 18 years old.
  • Over 65 years old.
  • Youth or student card.
  • Santa María la Real Card for the Historical Heritage of Castile and León.
  • Groups of over 12 people.

Free Ticket

  • Children under 8 years old.
  • Members of professional museum associations.

Museum Castillo de Valencia de Don Juan

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