Monday, 24 July 2017

The other Mendoza's Castle

Mendoza is a Spanish surname that comes from Basque. The House of Mendoza was a very important family of Spanish nobles in Middle Age. When somebody speaks about Mendoza's Castle, probably he is spoken about the New Castle of Manzanares el Real (a 15th Century building in the city of Manzanares el Real). However, Mendoza was a very influencer family who it had several castles/palaces. Other of them is the Castle of Pioz.

Facade of the New Castle of Manzanares el Real

Views from the New Castle of Manzanares el Real

A room inside the New Castle of Manzanares el Real

Environment around the New Castle of Manzanares el Real

The New Castle of Manzanares el Real is the best conserved in Madrid. You can visit it inside, even there are funny theatrical performances with medieval thematic. It is a very popular place for tourists. The Castle of Pioz is a most tranquillity place. It's in Pioz, a very little town in Guadalajara and it's in advanced ruined status. It's also smaller, but it's so beautiful as its big brother.

By other hand, it is a quiet place with a lot of space to take all the pictures you want.

The building is also from 15th Century. It has a military appearance, but it was designed for residential usage. It was abandoned very soon, because Mendoza's family found other castles that could be better choices to live in.

Now, you can visit Pioz and enjoy of this magical place fixed in the time, as I did last weekend.

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