Visit Medina del Campo
Medina del Campo is home to the splendid Moorish castle of Castillo La Mota. The town itself is an important market town that became wealthy as a result of sheep farming. Even now it holds the largest sheep market in Spain. Medina del Campo's Holy Week celebrations each year are so impressive and steeped in tradition that they have been declared an official tourist attraction.
Explore Medina del Campo, Spain
The Castillo de la Mota is on the outskirts of the town. Its style is a mixture of Gothic and Mudejar architecture and it was built in 1440. It was once home to Queen Isabel and then became a prison and then a girls boarding school. When the Castillo de la Mota was a prison one of its prisoners was Cesare Borgia.
Nowadays you can visit the castle but there are no interior rooms to see.
The Plaza Mayor is the heart of Medina del Campo and has a reasonable selection of restaurants. The mansion house where Isabel died is on the square. The house is called the Palacio Testamentario de Isabel because this is where she wrote her last will and testament.
Another significant building on the Plaza Mayor is the Casa del Peso, the official weights and measures house. This house is built over 5 arches.
The Las Duenas Palace has a beautiful Renaissance Plateresque design and was designed by Luis de Vega, architect to King Carlos I.
Medina del Campo is a Historic-Artisitic Site of Spain.
Places to Visit Nearby
The remains of the Madrigal de las Altas Torres where Queen Isabel was born are a few km south of Medina del Campo.
Map of Medina del Campo and places nearby
Medina del Campo places to visit
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