Frias Castle

Frías Castle is the castle of the Dukes of Frías, located in Frías (Burgos province), overlooking the Tobalina valley. It was built between the 12th and 15th century.

Frías Castle
Castillo de los Duques de Frías
Frías, Burgos, Spain
CastilloFríasDesdeElPueblo.jpg
Castle of Frías view from the town, 2007
TypeCastle
Site information
OwnerAyuntamiento de Frías
Controlled byKingdom of Castile (10th-11th century)
Crown of Castile (11th-18th century)
Open to
the public
Yes
ConditionPartly preserved
Site history
Built10th century; rebuilt 15th century
MaterialsStone
Garrison information
Past
commanders
House of Armengol (until 1201)
Alfonso VIII (1201-1205)
Dukes of Frías (House of Velasco): Bernardino Fernández de Velasco (1492-1512)
Íñigo Fernández de Velasco y López de Mendoza (1512-1528)
Pedro Fernández de Velasco (1528-1559)
Íñigo Fernández de Velasco y Girón (1559-1585)
Juan Fernández de Velasco (1585-1613)

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SourcesEdit

  • The information in this article is based on that in its Spanish equivalent.
  • Castillos de Burgos. Javier Remón Bernard. Ediciones Lancia. Madrid, 1993. ISBN 9788486205447

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