The Embid Castle dates back to the first half of the 12th century

The Embid Castle (Castillo de Embid) is a fortification in the Spanish municipality of Embid, in the province of Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spain.

Its origin dates back to the first half of the 12th century. It stood in a strategic area during the Middle Ages, as a result, among other factors, of its border nature between the kingdoms of Castile and Aragon.

The property would have been protected in a generic way on April 22, 1949, by means of a decree published on May 5 of that same year in the Official State Gazette with the signature of the dictator Francisco Franco and the Minister of National Education José Ibáñez Martín, which argued that “All castles in Spain, whatever their state of ruin, remain under the protection of the State.” At present it has the status of an asset of cultural interest.

At the beginning of the 21st century, the building, which threatened to collapse, was restored. Work was completed in 2006.

GPS coordinates: 40°58′16″N 1°42′44″W

How to get to?

From Guadalajara 1 hr 44 min (164 km) via A-2 and N-211

From Madrid 2 hr 38 min (228 km) via A-2 and N-211

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