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The £4 Million Butrón Castle
Friday, May 27, 2022 @ 6:31 PM

Castles are one of the great tourist attractions in any country, and in some, such as Ireland or Scotland you can see some of the most spectacular in the world, ideal places to enjoy an incredible building in a magical setting. However, there is one practically unknown castle in Spain that is one of the most spectacular that you can visit, perfect for a magical getaway...

 

 

In Spain, it is estimated that there are more than 20,000 castles, although many of them are practically in ruins and 10,200 are officially counted in the Spanish Association of Friends of the Castles. Without a doubt, these are places with charm and a lot of history that are worth discovering, especially those that you can visit inside.

Butrón Castle, is one of the most impressive in Spain, a building that takes you back to the Middle Ages as soon as you approach it. It is located in Gatika, halfway between Bilbao and San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, on top of a rocky hill, in a spectacular setting that surrounds it with a century-old forest.

 

Since the 16th century, this imposing castle has witnessed battles between two groups of nobility from the province of Vizcaya, with the lords of Butrón taking refuge in the castle to exercise their power in the territory.

Before those battles, back in the 13th century, this castle was a tower-house, which was transformed into a castle in the 14th century by the V Lord of Butrón.

Butrón Castle was abandoned in the 16th century, which caused it to deteriorate until the end of the 19th century it was completely restored to what can be seen today. An impressive castle of 2,400 square meters.

At the end of last year, the sale of the castle was sold for 4 million euros to an individual whose identity has not been revealed beyond the fact that he is a foreign investor who wants to use it for private use. The new owner is committed to properly conserving its important historical value, something that undoubtedly makes it unique.

 

 

 



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