Castle of MaquedaMaqueda (Toledo)GPS: 40.06800079345703, -4.368480205535889
Castle with original battlements, located in the extreme part of the ancient wall of Maqueda. The bailey and the arrow holes are well conserved, which allows us to get a clear idea of how its defense was organized.
HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION
Its main gate, North-facing, has above it the heraldic coat of arms of the Cárdenas-Enríquez family, a married couple who in the 15th century reconstructed the fortress over another one of Muslim origin. The machicolation mixes stone masonry with brick, to which it joins a circular and cruciform loophole. The arrow holes are organized in pairs, located behind a parapet in the bailey, which is two and a half meters tall.
It was used as quarters of the Civil Guard until recently.
You can only visit the exterior.
Queen Isabel the Catholic lived for a time within its walls.