one of the most beautiful ruined castles in la mancha is the castillo de calatrava, it was home to the knights of calatrava. open tues-sunday 10:00AM.
pictured is the castillo de salvatierra as seen from the castillo de calatrava la nueva. this small fortification is not open to the public. this view point also gives the visitor insight on the stragic position of the castillo de calatrava la nueva.
pictured is a view of the curtain walls protecting the rear of the castillo. this vantage point gives the visitor a good idea of the strategic position of the castillo.