Castillo de Belmonte

Castillo de Belmonte information

Location
Belmonte , Spain
More information
www.castillodebelmonte.com
Prices
adult/child €8/4
Opening hours
10am-2pm & 4.30-8.30pm Tue-Sun Jun-Sep, 10am-2pm & 3.30-6.30pm Oct–mid-Feb, 10am-2pm & 4-7pm mid-Feb–May
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This is how castles should look, with turrets, largely intact walls and a commanding position over the village. The castle was once home to France’s Empress Eugénie after her husband, Napoleon III, lost the French throne in 1871. Parts of the movie El Cid (1961), starring Charlton Heston, were filmed here.