We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Banos de la Encina Castle

Closed Now: 10:30 - 13:30, 16:30 - 18:45
Open today: 10:30 - 13:30, 16:30 - 18:45
Review Highlights
Nice walk around

Visit it during the day and have a walk around it at night with the lights on. It’s really... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Madrid, Spain
via mobile
Picturesque arabian castle with impressive panorama

Small arabian castle (more impressive in the distance).It is worth visiting the castle (guided tour... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Medina de Pomar, Spain
via mobile
Read all 220 reviews
All photos (205)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“castle”(11 reviews)
He guided visit local route in the Hamma Bury Castle, it is a prickly Almohad fortress that has been completely preserved dese the tenth century, thanks to its fabulous wall made of mud. Inside found archaeological remains from the Bronze Age along...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:30 - 13:30, 16:30 - 18:45
See all hours
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Avenida Jose Luis Messia n 2 | Centro de interpretación Torreón del Recuerdo, 23711 Banos de la Encina, Spain
+34 626 81 84 46
Reviews (220)
Filter reviews
14 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews worth coming back tourist office castle area tower english
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Visit it during the day and have a walk around it at night with the lights on. It’s really impressive. Thanks

Thank ignacioe745
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Small arabian castle (more impressive in the distance).It is worth visiting the castle (guided tour in spanish) and hearing the stories of the cementery located inside!And of the festivities celebrated there!The inside of the castle is absolutely empty but the walls and the tower keep...More

Thank Pirimidino
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our guided visit, though a little hit and miss as to how to get in! Phoned the tourist office in the end, and was told to wait outside the gate at the opening time. Others turned up in dribs and drabs, and the...More

Thank LaJarrie
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Amazing looking castle, you have to pay €3 at the tourists office they then show you round. But tourists office is not open often out of season! The staff only speak Spanish. All info signs in the castle are in Spanish & English French is...More

Thank jacki10565
Reviewed 3 October 2017

we really enjoyed our visit to this historical castle. There was a lot of walking but worth it. we joined a guided tour which was very informative. The whole area and views are beautiful. I would easily visit this area again.

Thank sandlam945
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely place. Well worth a visit. Wonderful little village worth coming back to. Favourite place to visit when driving past.

Thank PerNorrgren
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Known as the “fortress of the seven kings” due to the number of monarchs who lived there, including Ferdinand the Catholic. Built by the Umayyad in the 10th century, it is completely battlemented in elliptic shape and has 14 square turrets, as well as the...More

Thank Felixstowe2016
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This castle has to be one of the best kept secrets of Islamic Spain. My wife and I made a fairly lengthy diversion to visit it whilst spending a couple of nights in Baeza during Semana Santa. It's well worth it though because this castle...More

1  Thank WelshToro
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

I was driving on the highway and I saw the amazing view so I turned it's Way and I found this amazing little town with this great history. The view in unbelievable. Walk around the town and enjoy its castle and history, you WILL NOT...More

1  Thank Khaled A
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Situated just off the motorway near Bailen, the castle dominates the skyline for miles around. You need to get your 3 Euro ticket from the tourist information shop in the village, then join a guided tour, which is in Spanish. There is little to see...More

Thank AggiePirate
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
1 review
.19 km away
Hotel Palacio Guzmanes
261 reviews
.20 km away
Hotel Palacio del Intendente
118 reviews
7.82 km away
Hotel Zodiaco
68 reviews
8.61 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 6 nearby restaurants
128 reviews
.20 km away
Palacete de Maria Rosa
40 reviews
.28 km away
El Alamo
93 reviews
7.35 km away
37 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 6 nearby attractions
Oleoturismo Picualia
49 reviews
9.12 km away
Ermita del Cristo del Llano
13 reviews
.31 km away
Museo Batalla de Bailen
9 reviews
8.67 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Banos de la Encina Castle staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines