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Sacro Convento y Castillo de Calatrava La Nueva

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Address: Carretera de Calzada de Calatrava a Puertollano, Km. 2,3, Aldea del Rey, Spain
Phone Number: +34 926 85 03 71
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Early morning the Convent emerged out of the mist on the hill top.

Early morning the Convent emerged out of the mist on the hill top. Fortunately it was open so the tour commenced. Some parts are furnished and it is a worth while stop.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Early morning the Convent emerged out of the mist on the hill top. Fortunately it was open so the tour commenced. Some parts are furnished and it is a worth while stop.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is an amazing castle, rich in Moorish history and partly restored by a wealthy gentleman. The castle is still owned by his descendants, I believe. There is a small entry fee to explore the rooms and access the ramparts by steep stone steps. If stone steps are not your thing, there are lots of areas that you can explore... More 

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Powys, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is off the CR504 road, about 25 km south from Almagro, the drive up, off the main road, is a twisty one on a fairly gravelly and cobbled surface. However, once at the top, our efforts were amply rewarded. The huge old castle and convent dates from 12th Century, and was one of the fortified bases for the "soldier... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This castle complex housed a key outpost of the military conquest of the south of Spain, known as the Reconquista. Not just a castle but a convent and self-sustaining community, perched on the hilltop. Part ruin, part restored, it conjures up a powerful impression of mediaeval life, with stunning views of the surrounding scenery. Access looks difficult, with not very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

After conquering the old medieval road (be careful, be patient, be alerted!) you will arrive on the top of the mountain to see an amazing ruin of one of the oldest settlements in this part of the world. The ruin itself is well preserved - it is a medieval castle, with a church (monastery) and surrounding remains of a city.... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

This castle and convent is high on a hill and the road up is quite a ride. Cobblestone, and 20-30 km/hr. But well worth the trip. This place was apparently a convent from about the 11 century. There is a church, plus the castle itself is huge. Views of the surrounding area are amazing.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2014

A bit of a steep drive up to the top but well worth it. Something we will remember for a very long time to come. The signage is not the best. Make sure you have the GPS position on your TomTom before set off on the journey.

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

I read another review where they were worried to drive to the top in a rental car - I just want to sya that there are no troubles in doing that. Yes it is a bumpy road and some places there are water crossing the path especially after rain - but it is safe and the views when you get... More 

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Dudelange, Luxembourg
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

The castle sits on a treeless hilltop, very nice view of the castle and of course also from the castle. The castle is a ruin, with some buildings having been rebuilt. Unfortunately there is only little information available on the site, but you get a small insight into how the castle worked.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

Would have loved to drive up to see this castle/monastery up close, but the road looked like we were just asking for trouble with the rental car....

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