Fortress with nine centuries of history
The castle of Sigüenza
The scene of numerous events, the castle of Sigüenza has played host to many influential people -the Catholic Monarschs, the Cardenal Cisneros, Juana la loca, the Cardenal Mendoza, Doña Blanca de Borbón- whose influence goes hand in hand with that of this castle. It was ruled by Celtíberos, Romans and Visigoths and converted first into an Arabic citadel and then into a bishop´s palace. The fortress was the centre for military operations in the fight for the crown of Castile in the 13th Century, during the War of Spanish Succession, and also during the Peninsular and Carlists wars. Eventually it became the Headquarters for the Guardia Civil and a residence for the elderly.
The Castle of Sigüenza (Spanish: Castillo de Sigüenza) is located in Sigüenza in the Province of Guadalajara in central Spain. With foundations dating back to the 5th century, it was extended by the Moors and retaken for the Christians by Bernard of Agen in 1123.