Badajoz - This is the visit of the castle of Feria, defensive tower on Tierra de Barros

Fair Castle in the province of Badajoz in Extremadura

Can you imagine a castle right on top of a mountain from which the landscape that foreign exchange is lost on the horizon, and at its feet, a small town with white houses and reddish roofs? This scene is also found in Estremadura.

Specifically, I mean Fair Castle, small town in the region of Zafra - Bodión River, in the province of Badajoz, which I had occasion to discover during one of my last trips to Extremadura.

As you go on the road from Harvest takes you to the northwest, through the plain landscapes of the so-called Mud Land that border the territories of the pasture, in the distance you will see a mountain range, and on the highest mountain it will be easy to distinguish the silhouette of the Fair Castle.

Views of the town of Feria from the castle in the province of Badajoz

With its origins in an ancient Arab fortress of the eleventh century, it was part of the kingdom of taifa of Badajoz to, already in 1241, be conquered this territory by the Santiag Orderor on behalf of Ferdinand III the Holy.

This defensive fortress, with the structure that you can see now in the Fair Castle, was built between 1460 and 1513 commissioned by Lorenzo Suarez of Figueroa, grand master of the aforementioned order and first Duke of Fair, who resided in the castle that is now the Parador de Zafra.

Panoramic views from the Fair Castle in Badajoz

That was when the current one rose tower of tribute, square, rounded angles and gothic windows. Around it extends a wall that served to defend the tower.

Visit Feria Castle

On your visit to the Fair Castle you will first access the site of the Tribute courtyard and you can explore the wall from where you will have excellent panoramic views of this region of Badajoz.

The tower of tribute It was very recently reformed, in September 2013, so that a Interpretation Center.

Fair Castle in the province of Badajoz in Extremadura

You will access the interior of the castle through a door with Manueline style decoration, and now on your visit you can see on two of its floors the small museum with an exhibition with furniture and objects that will transfer you to the time when the castle fulfilled its function defensive.

In the exhibition you will also see panels that inform you about the castles in the province of Badajoz. And you can also watch videos that take you to the historic atmosphere of the castle, as well as testimonies from residents of the town of Feria.

Fair Castle in the province of Badajoz in Extremadura

Finally you will access the terrace of the tower, from where you have the best panoramic views of the region, and you will perfectly understand the defensive function that since the fourteenth century fulfilled the Fair Castle.

Fair castle hours

The visiting hours of the Fair Castle They are in summer, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 11 am to 2 pm, and in the afternoon, from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Fair Castle Museum in Badajoz

He price of admission It is 4 euros, which includes half-hour guided tours that will allow you to know the history of the castle.

I tell you that access to the courtyard of the fortification and the walls is free.

Photos Fair Castle

Here you have more photos of the fair castle and of the Panoramic views from this region of the province of Badajoz

How to get to the castle of Feria

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