Castles of Spain to Visit With Children
The castles of Spain that are still standing are a reflection of the events that have been happening in these lands throughout the centuries.
Visiting them becomes, therefore, a good way to teach children history and to help them to know better the place where they live by resorting to a more entertaining activity.
Although it is possible to find a wide variety of fortresses throughout this country, in Wikiduca we wanted to share with you some of our favorites.
It is a series of castles in Spain that you can visit in the company of the kids and that will help them learn new things about the history of the place.
Castles located in the Spanish territory that are worth visiting
Visits to the castles of Spain combine wonderfully with other activities for the whole family, such as a day in a fun adventure park.
Bellver Castle, Mallorca
The Balearic island of Mallorca not only attracts visitors for its beaches of clear sands and crystal clear waters but also for having monuments full of history.
This is the case of Bellver Castle, a fortress surrounded by vegetation and located more than 110 meters high that was erected in the fourteenth century by order of Jaime II.
If you plan to visit some of the most spectacular castles in Spain, you will like to know that Bellver Castle is the oldest circular fortress on the European continent. Remember that the castle only closes on Mondays and that on Sundays admission is free.
Templar Castle, Castilla y León
In the municipality of Ponferrada, we find the Templar Castle, a fortress that captures the tendency of young and old only by hearing its name.
And it is the famous Order of the Temple, dissolved in the early fourteenth century, which gave fame to this imposing castle, although its origins date back to Prehistory.
Its 8,000 square meters of surface area and its courtyard stand out, although many rooms and walls were demolished between the 19th and 20th centuries.
Luckily, it is considered a Property of Cultural Interest and National Monument since 1924, which has led to the realization of different reforms and extensions.
The fortress opens every day except Mondays and, if you want to save some money during your visits to the castles of Spain, you can access the Templar Castle every Wednesday without paying admission.
Belmonte Castle, Castilla La Mancha
We moved to Castilla La Mancha, specifically to the city of Cuenca , to get to know Belmonte Castle. An ideal fortress to enjoy a different day, fun and full of history because it is one of the best preserved castles in Spain .
Its construction dates back to the 15th century and, although it continues to be inhabited today, there is the possibility of visiting this enclave that has been the scene of films such as Juana la Loca or Los Señorres del Acero.
Do not forget that Belmonte Castle closes on Mondays (except in August) and that the general entrance is priced at nine euros, although children between five and twelve years of age can access the fortress for a reduced fee of five euros. (sourc:Crazitoo.com)
Alcazar of Segovia, Castillo and León
Would you like to visit a castle like the ones that appear in fairy tales ? In that case, you can not miss the Alcazar de Segovia, located in the province of Castilla y León.
In fact, the legend tells that Walt Disney himself was inspired by this fortress when creating Cinderella’s castle that is located in Florida.
To know its origin we have to go back to 1122, year of construction of this castle where Alfonso VIII lived and that has been restored on different occasions over the centuries.
The full entrance to the fortress allows you to visit the rooms of the Palace and the Artillery Museum, as well as contemplate the views offered by the Tower of John II for a total of eight euros.
In addition, the Alcazar of Segovia only closes its doors on December 24 and 31 and January 6.
Peñíscola Castle, Valencia
We traveled to Castellón, in the Valencian Community, to access the Peñíscola Castle, built by order of the Knights Templar at the beginning of the 14th century.
Shortly after, the Order was dissolved and the fortress became the place of residence of Benedict XIII, who was better known as Papa Luna.
Peñíscola Castle has served as a setting for the filming of some scenes from the Game of Thrones series and can be visited both for free and in the company of a guide during virtually any day of the year, except January 1 and 6, 9 September, October 9 and December 25.
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