INFORMATION

In 1461, the Marquis of Villena built the fortress, as we know it today, in Gothic style, with three floors, a cellar and a terrace, where he put his coat of arms.

The Torre del Homenaje (Keep) is a rounded tower in order to cushion the impact of the cannon balls.

The cellar or basement was used as dungeon and as a place to reserve food and water.

The first floor or Sala del Bastimento (Supply Room) is the place where the weapons of the troops used to be kept and it also was the defence of the Castle. Nowadays it does not exist because it was destroyed on a fire during the Peninsular War.

The second floor or Sala del Alcaide (Governor Room) is the most important room, with a main hall and the residence of the jailer. The door of entry, with a portcullis, is placed in this floor.

The third floor or planta de la tropa (floor of the troops), is the place where the oven and the forth floor or terrace used to be. There are two wells of the Arabic time in the Patio de Armas (Parade Ground).

The original access to the Castle is el Camino del subidor (The Road of the Raiser). These days, the Castle of Jumilla has became an exhibition space where tourists can learn about the different stages and elements of its construction.

DATOS DE CONTACTO

Castillo
30520 JUMILLA
www.jumilla.org

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ESTILO

Gothic

ÉPOCA

15th Century

USO

Touristic

TIMETABLE

Opening hours
October, November, December, January and February
Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays from 10:00 to 14:00
March, April and September
Saturdays from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 19:00
Sundays and bank holidays from 10:00 to 14:00
May, June, July and August
Saturdays from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 19:00 to 21:00
Sundays and bank holidays from 10:00 to 14:00

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