11th-century wedding palace along Tagus River

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Type Castle Chateau Classic Historic Ruin
Features Ancient Ruins Gardens Panoramic View Parking Privacy
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Romantic ambiance surrounds this riverside palace in Toledo with magnificent architecture, vibrant gardens, and a beautiful pond. Every destination wedding in Spain happening in this venue turns into a fairytale wedding because of its stately features and a dreamy rural setting.

Ideally situated along Tagus River, this 11th-century Spanish palace offers a calming atmosphere and astounding views of a UNESCO world heritage site for your once-in-a-lifetime event.


Since its construction in the 11th-century by a Taifa king, this historic palace has gained popularity for its ideal location on the banks of the Tagus river and its aesthetically crafted landscapes.

The Taifa king Al-Mamún built the palace for leisure, ornamenting it with legendary orchards and vibrant gardens. When Alfonso VIII defeated the Muslim empire Almohad Caliphate, the Islam-inspired parts of the palace were destroyed, and the building reconstructed in the 13th-century.

Later on, the palace was passed on from King Juan I to the noble family of Doña Beatriz de Silva and Alvar Pérez de Guzmán who embedded their coat of arms inside the palace. These coat of arms have been preserved to this date.

In the 16th-century, the palace was inhabited by the Muslim king Galafre and wife of Emperor Charlemagne who dedicated the palaces and the gorgeous gardens in memory of their beautiful legendary daughter.

However, the palace reached a state of abandonment in the second half of the 19th-century until it was acquired by the couple Alejandro Fernández de Araoz and his wife Carmen Marañón, who initiated the restoration of the palace to its original splendor.

Under the direction of the prestigious architect Fernando Chueca Goitia and the historian Manuel Gómez-Moreno, this riverside palace in Toledo was successfully restored to its historically charming state with nine vaulted rooms, a fairytale pond, and a magnificent architecture surrounded by enchanting gardens. No wonder it was declared of Cultural Interest in 1985.


There is no better way to maximize this venue for your wedding in Spain than by having the ceremony outdoors overlooking the unparalleled views of the rural municipality of Toledo. Recite your vows during sunset in the middle of the palace’s wonderfully-kept gardens surrounded by gorgeous cypress trees.

The garden is perfect for intimate weddings with a few guests and sunset is the best time of the day to hold your ceremony. You will be surrounded by the palace’s walls with crawling greenery and perfectly landscaped bushes that frame the garden so perfectly.

If you want to take advantage of the palace's historical features, you can hold the ceremony inside one of its vaulted rooms or recessed patios.


Take your guests to the palace’s small terrace right at the back of the palace, with its historic walls in the background. This spot has access to the garden, and offers views of the rural municipality of Toledo.

You have plenty of options for the wedding dinner, ranging from the recessed patio for small groups and the larger outdoor banquet area underneath the twinkling bistro lights. Enjoy the dinner party under the stars with views of the natural Spanish landscapes while acoustic music plays in the background.

Having bad weather on your wedding day is not a problem. This palace has multiple vaulted rooms and indoor dinner areas surrounded by medieval walled structures to save the day. They are perfect for intimate groups of 10 to 20, savoring the sumptuous feast with your much-needed privacy.

If you want to learn more about this venue, explore the possibility of having your destination wedding here by getting in touch with us today.

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