Marquis of the Velez Castle (Cuevas del Almanzora - Almeria)

Marquis of the Velez Castle (Cuevas del Almanzora)

One of the most representative places of Cuevas del Almanzora is the Marquis of the Velez Castle, an architectural marvel of great historical value.

This walled enclosure is one of the most visited sites of Cuevas del Almanzora when considering its grandeur and rich history that hides within its walls. It is a fortress palace of Gothic style that was commissioned by Don Pedro Fajardo in the 16th century. It is made up of the Marquis Palace, the House of the Tercia, the Courtyard of arms and the Tower of the Homage, which make up an irregular rectangle.

Within its spaces you can find the Antonio Manuel Campoy Museum, the Archaeological Museum, the Municipal Library, an Exhibition Hall and the Municipal Tourism Office. The Antonio Manuel Campoy Museum has contemporary Andalusian paintings and sculptures, while the Archaeological Museum commemorates human life in the province.

It served as a palatial residence for the stately nobility, prison accommodation and a storehouse of tributes for vassals. It has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest with a Monument category since 1985.

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