Castillo de la Mota – beautiful medieval fortress in Spain

Updated: October 29, 2020 | By | More

La Mota Castle, or Castillo de La Mota is a renovated medieval fortress named after the hill, where it stands – La Mota. It is located in the town of Medina del Campo, in Spanish province of Valladolid, approx. 150km from the capital city of Madrid. The castle is a great dominant of the whole area.

The fort is protected by the state since 1904, first as a national monument, and later as a place of cultural interest. The castle itself was rebuilt in the 20th century. It was built of red bricks which is typical for that area.

Castillo de la Mota - beautiful medieval fortress in Spain
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Castillo de la Mota has two main parts, its own citadel of three massive stone towers guarding the original Muslim town, and the dilapidated abbey of Santa Maria Mayor. Here we find the Gothic church of Iglesia San Miguel with a Renaissance facade and painting by El Greco and a mosque rebuilt in 1341 to the Church of Santo Domingo de Silos. If a hot weather is not a problem for you, you could climb to the tower of the fort where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the whole neighbourhood and the ancient town walls.

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