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Have you ever dreamed of being the king or queen of your own castle, complete with large estates, stables and lookout viewpoints? While castles may be hard to come by these days in much of Europe, in Spain there are still many for sale – if you have a few million to spare. Here are 11 castles in Spain you can actually buy.
The impressive Castillo de Piedrasbuenas, along with its estate of over 500 hectares, could be yours for a cool €14,500,000. Located in Badajoz, Extremadura, right near the Portuguese border, it was built in the 18th century and once belonged to the military order of Alcantara. It currently belongs to a family whose ancestors acquired the property in 1906 and has undergone a million euro reform, meaning it’s in great condition and ready to move into straight away.
For just €3,500,000 you could be the owner of this lovely 16th-century castle in Sant Cugat, just a 20-minute train ride from the centre of Barcelona. Torre Negara sits on an estate comprising 2,700 sq. m. of lawns and gardens, and 80 hectares of woodland. Inside you’ll find 14 bedrooms, with old original ceilings, a games room, a wine cellar and reception rooms. There’s also the old 16th-century tower from which you can enjoy panoramic views of the Pyrenees.
Located along the popular Costa del Sol in Torremolinos, you’ll find this gorgeous 18th-century castle for sale for €1,800,000. Fully renovated in 2005 to very high standards, Torre Pinar is just 900 metres from the beach and offers spectacular Mediterranean views. The property has five bedrooms, two living rooms, a wine cellar and a large kitchen, while its large gardens feature two swimming pools and a tennis court. The castle has also been approved to be turned into a 32-bedroom boutique hotel if the new owners want to turn it into a business.
This classic and romantic-looking turreted castle is situated on a hilltop overlooking town of Trujillo, in Extremadura. Featuring seven bedrooms, an independent cottage and one hectare of land, it could be yours for a smooth €1,300,000. Built into the historic town walls, the castle also has its own outdoor pool, stunning gardens and three terraces.
This luxurious pad may be more palace than castle, but it does have its own lookout tower and underground cellars. Set on a plot of 2,100 sq. m. of beautifully manicured gardens, it can be found very close to the city of Bilbao. Built in the early 20th century, it’s on the market for €4,500,000 and has seven bedrooms and five bathrooms. Fully renovated, you could move in here straight away.
Situated right on the beachfront in the Costa Blanca town of Dénia, this historic castle-like villa dates back to before 1870. Built over four floors, it’s set on 350 sq. m. of land and has five bedrooms and five bathrooms. Available to buy for €2,200,000, it offers plush, lavish interiors and stunning sea views.
This classic castle-like country estate is situated in the Baix Empordà region in northern Catalonia, just 20 minutes’ drive from the beaches on the Costa Brava. Built in 1651, it sits on an 11-hectare private plot of land and costs €985,000. With ten bedrooms, it does require some renovating, but does have a lovely country-style feel with old wooden beams and brick walls.
Torre de Porta Coeli is a beautiful Mudejar-style castle located in Bétera, 19km northwest of Valencia. Built during the 15th and 16th centuries, it sits on a hilltop, looking out towards Valencia city, and has facilities such as a gothic cellar, an outdoor swimming pool, stables and more than 12,000 sq. m. of fruit and olive trees. This stunningly unique castle could be yours for a fine €6,000,000.
The foreboding 14th-century Castillo de los Velasco can be found in the province of Burgos, but actually closer to the city of Bilbao. Sitting on a 22,000- sq.-m. plot of land, it comprises a swimming pool, a large park with a fruit orchard, a creek, a pond and a small forrest. It may look a little rough around the edges from the outside, but inside you’ll find nothing but high quality, including an elevator up to the pool, central heating and double glazed windows. Price available upon request.
The magnificent Butron Castle looks like it’s taken straight from the pages of a children’s fairytale, with its circular turrets and intricate façade. Located in the suburbs of Bilbao, it’s unusual among castles in Spain because of its Gothic style. If you have a spare €5,000,000 to spend, you could be queen of this seven-floor castle, along with its large park, servants quarters, pond, cellar and dungeon.
Castillo Corbera is located just 20 minutes from the vibrant city of Barcelona and 25 minutes from the beaches of the Costa Brava. Built in 1558, it is a Renaissance-style castle-villa, which features the coat of arms of the Corbera family, who built it, across the doorway. For sale for €5,300,000, it offers lovely period features such as a Renaissance coffered ceiling with a painted frieze, a charming central courtyard and Tuscan-style columns.