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Restoration in progress

There are 2 ways to get to the castle - the first is to walk up through the town and then climb the... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Renovation progress

It was good to see the renovation that has taken place since our last visit 3 years ago. A... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Calle Castillo S/N, 04830 Velez Blanco, Spain
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

There are 2 ways to get to the castle - the first is to walk up through the town and then climb the steps, the second way to is to drive (do not take the turn off to the town, take the exit marked with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Almeria2000
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

It was good to see the renovation that has taken place since our last visit 3 years ago. A magnificent castle and worth a visit fantastic views

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We visited this site in February , it had snowed the previous day but for our visit the sun was shining and very pleasant . The car park is quite large and then a slope up to the Castillo inside is an area where you...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank David R
Reviewed 21 November 2017

If you have little (or big) action adventure film fans with wild imaginations in your household don't miss an opportunity to visit this Spanish Castle. Castillo de Vélez-Blanco is in great condition, visit at dusk for spectacular views over Los Vélez and towards the Region...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank DHolidayHousekeeping
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

I just love castles and Castillo Velez Blanco is just heaven for me. Like Bodium Castle, Sussex in the UK from the outside it looks almost perfect whilst inside it is quite the opposite. This small castle is a bit of a rabbit warren (which...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Charbala
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Worth visiting and a great experience, alot of change has taken place since our previous visit. Excellent views from the castle and very interesting to walk through the parts of the castle.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ian C
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Shame the castle is not open. Maybe it is at certain times of the year. It would have been nice to see inside. Cafe/bar opposite car park was friendly and efficient with lovely food.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Benderwitz
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I first reviewed the castle about this time last year. My review was 'average'. A lot has changed since that time for both myself and the castle. When we first visited much of the castle was sealed of due to the renovations - hence my...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank AlanGNW
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This Castillo is worth the very steep climb for the views across the valley alone. Unfortunately, it's closed October to April, so we could not look around it, however, the grounds around it made up for that and we enjoyed out vitas.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank 989TinaW
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We have seen a good number of castles located in Southern Spain and this is the first that we have seen that has a distinct European and not a Moorish one as many of the castles in the area do. Shame that the inside of...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank jilltim
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Response from pandpherbert | Reviewed this property |
very much doubt it. it's the day of the dead.