Castle for sale, one-time pad of mad queen, €15m
Fiona Govan · 16 Jun 2015, 14:42
Published: 16 Jun 2015 14:42 GMT+02:00
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Nestled in a valley on the banks of the San Juan river, this fortified residence is steeped in history, with its origins said to date back to the time of Abd-al Rahman in the eighth century.
It was also the one time residence of Juana La Loca, the mad daughter of the Catholic Monarchs, Fernando and Isabel - and sister of Catherine of Aragon. Crowned Queen of Castilla she later also became Queen of Aragon although she spent most of her life locked away in a convent.
The property listed on Spanish property website idealista comprises 5,457m² is set over five floors and has extensive gardens and land in a hamlet of only a hundred residents.
It was recognized as a site of cultural interest in 1931 and had been used to house a museum before being converted into a hotel and restaurant, which accounts for the fact that the property includes a total of 24 bathrooms.
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