Castillo de Feria

Top choice in Extremadura

Built from a preexisting Moorish fort by the powerful local Feria house, Feria's impeccably revamped 15th-century castle enjoys spectacular panoramas in every direction from its hilltop perch; climb up onto the roof of the Torre del Homenaje for the full view. Inside, spread over three floors, is the excellent Museo Señorío de Feria, with detailed Spanish-language displays on the Feria family and its other nearby castles. Note that there's no lift.

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