Castillo del Cid s.XV (Jadraque)

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Castillo del Cid, Jadraque An immense fortress of almost one hundred meters in length, from which the Tribute Tower has disappeared, used as a quarry. The towers do not protrude from its wall, as corresponds to the castles designed to hold artillery fire. Majestic, its exterior wall and its residential area speak of the Italian influence, and its general aspect of the robust Castilian plateau castles typically. Its first owner, and who ordered the reform that acquires its current appearance was Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar y Mendoza, count of Cid and eldest son of Cardinal Mendoza. The castle was a symbol destined to show the greatness of the Mendoza, and its supposed offspring of Cid Campeador himself - an aspiration of most noble families of the time. It would become part of the possessions of the Duke of the Infantado. Today it belongs to the city council of Jadraque.


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