National Monuments Trust This is a National Monument of Brunant and as such may not be modified or dismantled. National Monuments Trust
Brezonde Castle
Brezonde Castle
Location Brezonde, Cape Cross Parish
Type Historical
Selected 1937

Brezonde Castle is a medieval castle located in Brezonde, Brunant, built by the Arabs and expanded by the Aragonese.


It was built by the Arabs in Brunant from 1219-1229 as a defense against Aragonese attacks. After a month-long siege of the castle in 1244, it finally fell to the Aragonese. The Aragonese used it but it fell into neglect and a bad shape. In the 1300s, it was fixed up by the Venetians who used it heavily, but during Brunant's independence, the castle was surrendered to the Dutch rebels without a fight. The castle was left alone and became damaged. It became a museum in 1923 and a National Monument in 1937. From 1953 to 1978, the castle was in renovation and it was restored. Now, it is a popular tourist attraction in the town and the parish.

Visiting the castleEdit

Brezonde Castle is open to visitors from 10:00 to 6:00, Tuesday through Sunday. Entry costs 5€/person and is used to fund the maintenance and restoration of the castle. ExploreBT cardholders enter for just 1,25€.

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