Contact: Kristine Guzmán

983 376 405 ext. 224

Dirección General de Políticas Culturales
Consejería de Cultura, Turismo y Deporte
Avda. del Real Valladolid, s/n
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Castle of the Dukes of Frías

Architecture and heritage

Castle, Historic center, Historic heritage, Towers

The first mention of Frías Castle, one of the most spectacular rock fortresses in Castile, dates back to the year 867, when these lands marked the border between Christian and Muslim territories. The current complex, however, is a mix of constructions from the 12th to 16th centuries, which served military purposes until the end of the War of Independence. To access it, it was necessary to cross a moat dug into the rock through a drawbridge that led to the artillery courtyard, under which a large cistern is located. The south wall displays several well-preserved windows adorned with beautiful Romanesque capitals showing carved figures of warriors and mythological animals.

Address: Calle Alfonso VIII, s/n

Town: Frías

Province: Burgos

Contact details:

Burgos Film Commission

Sergio García

+34 651 956 661

Languages spoken: Español, Inglés

Other languages served: Portuguese