Castle of La Mota

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castle of la mota

The Castle of La Mota is a medieval fortress located on an elevated hill, (thus its name: 'mota' is Spanish for hill), from where it dominates the town and surrounding land.
The castle's main feature is the large outer barbican. The interior castle has a trapezoidal plan, with 4 towers and a square yard. It has a large square keep tower, and an inner curtain wall that was used for archers. The castle was originally accessed through a drawbridge. It is made from local red brick, utlilizing stone only for some details.

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Location
Medina del Campo, Province of Valladolid, Spain
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Built
14th century

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