CASTLE

Riba-roja de Túria, Valencia



Castle


The castle is the oldest historic building in the old quarter of Riba-roja. In its beginnings it was a fortress formed by two towers and the building was enlarged according to the needs of the lord of the town. That is why it has undergone important processes of transformation and substitution, which confers a great diversity and complexity to the building.


The exterior is simple with rammed earth walls. Inside there is a large courtyard with a double staircase. On the ground floor we find: some of the archaeological remains that were found, a wine cellar, access to one of the towers, several open floor rooms and a prison.  On the first floor, there are two large rooms, one of which has graffitos and a piano. This room has access to two smaller rooms and another room between the ground floor and the first floor, which is bright but difficult to access.


Today it houses the Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo (Contemporary Art Space) where travelling exhibitions can be visited.


 


 

ADDRESS
46190
Riba-roja de Túria, Valencia
CONTACT
Cristina Silvestre
962772184
patrimonio@ribarroja.es
PERIOD
1100-1299
Muslim, Gothic, Contemporary.
CATEGORIES
Castles Arab Wine Cellar / Winery Gothic Museums Art, galleries Ruins Columns / Arcades
MORE INFO
INTERIOR FEATURES: Cellar, elevator, open interiors, wooden panels, staircase.
EXTERIOR FEATURES: Patio.
ATMOSPHERE: Spacious, luminous, majestic, with high ceilings.
ACCESS: The access is from the street without steps and with a wide door.
PARKING: There is an outdoor parking for small and medium vehicles 50 meters from the cistern.
NOISE: Traffic.
VISITING HOURS:
Visiting hours in winter (from October 1st):
Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm.
Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm.
Visiting hours in summer (until September 30th):
Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm.




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