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

HistoryEdit

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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