Castile–Leon and Castile–La Mancha Sights

Castillo de Coca

  • C. Antigua Cauca Romana Map It
  • Coca
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Perhaps the most famous medieval sight near Segovia—and worth the 52 km (32 miles) detour northwest of the city en route to Ávila or Valladolid—is the Castillo de Coca. Built in the 15th century for Archbishop Alonso de Fonseca I, the castle is a turreted structure of plaster and red brick, surrounded by a deep moat. It looks like a stage set for a fairy tale, and, indeed, it was intended not as a fortress but as a place for the notoriously pleasure-loving archbishop to hold riotous parties. The interior, now occupied by a forestry school, has been modernized, with only fragments of the original decoration preserved.

Sight Information

Address:

C. Antigua Cauca Romana, Coca, 40480, Spain

Map It

Phone:

921-586622; 617-573554

Sight Details:

  • €2.70
  • Feb., Mar., and Oct.–Dec., weekdays 10:30–1 and 4:30–6, weekends 11–1 and 4–6; Apr.–Sept., weekdays 10:30–1 and 4:30–7, weekends 11–1 and 4–7. Closed 1st Tues. of the month

Published 08/18/2015

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