Monterrey CastleCurrently Open
- Address: De Verin,32618 Monterrei, Ourense (Galicia), Spain
- Timings: 10:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +34-646777341
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids
Aptly named as ‘The Acropolis’, Monterrey castle is the largest of its type in Galicia. Built in 12th century, it played an important role throughout the Portugal-Spanish wars. Having been strategically located right at the edge Spanish border the castle intersects three camino routes. It was also an important stop off point for pilgrims on their way St James’ tomb in Santiago de compostella.
- Since built specifically for safeguarding purposes the castle’s defensive architecture is eminent by its fortifications.
- Inside, the Counts Palace lies within the three walled enclosure. Built somewhere between 15th and 17th century in the renaissance style, it features a symmetrical upper and lower arcade with arches and columns.
- The most outstanding feature of the castle would be the Homage tower. With walls 3 metre thick and 22.3 metres high, the chiselled emblems of individual masons are still visible on many of the granite blocks.
Monterrey Castle Travel Tips
- It’s a great place to stop for coffee or a cake or sample a glass of local wine with family and friends.
- On a clear night the castle is beautifully lit up and is even visible form the neighbouring hills of Chaves in Portugal.
How to Reach Monterrey Castle
- By Road - Travel in the direction Ourense on highway N525, turn right to pass a vinery on the left.
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95% of people who visit Ourense include Monterrey Castle in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
56.67% of people start their Monterrey Castle visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Monterrey Castle
92.86% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Monterrey Castle