Simancas. The castle

The castle has occupied this strategic site since the time of the Moslem invasions and was successively held by Arabs and Christians. It was built in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries by the Admirals of the Armada of Castile, the powerful Enríquez family, and is currently owned by the Ministry of Culture and houses the Simancas General Archives. The influence of Juan de Herrera can clearly be seen in its roofs. Work on the castle was completed in the 17th century by Pedro Mazuecos and Diego de Praves, members of the Valladolid classicist school.


Coordinates: 41.592082,-4.829045