Butrón castle

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    Its history goes back to century XI, in which a medieval tower was constructed on the old house of Butrón, founded by Gamíniz Captain on century VIII on the Porch of Gatica, on the rocky place of Ganzorri or Gantzurritz.

    In 19th cent. its primitive medieval form was altered. The Marquess of Torrecilla, Don Narciso de Salabert y Pinedo, last proprietor of the ruins of Butrón, with the rents that produced the small villages to him that had in Bizkaia, it commanded to reconstruct the castle with an exotic style, similar to which in Baviera it raised romantic and unfortunate king Luis de Baviera.

    Actually it has been bought in auction by a real estate company.

    This shot is composed by a mosaic of 4 photos, tone mapped with Artizen HDR Fattal, and "ortonized" with PaintShop Pro.

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    It was #229 in Explore on Jan 19, 2007.

    davespictures, Thad Roan - Bridgepix, and 141 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Chris (archi3d) 84 months ago | reply

      Your picture is a Time Machine !
      Please add this photo to

    2. maksid 83 months ago | reply

      Waw, that's great !

    3. Percuss [deleted] 80 months ago | reply

      Amazing castle and an amazing shot!

    4. Marzua [deleted] 79 months ago | reply


    5. Amigos de los Castillos de Aragón 74 months ago | reply

      Buenos días,

      Estupenda fotografía, he creado un nuevo grupo especialmente dedicado a castillos y fortificaciones. Te invito a que forméis parte de él y subas tus estupendas fotografías de castillos.


      Un saludo.

      Luis Zueco.

    6. the_oli 74 months ago | reply

      Hallo, ich bin der Administrator der Gruppe HDR - Burgen & Schlösser, und wir freuen uns, Ihr Foto unserer Gruppe hinzuzufügen.

      Found in a search. (?)

    7. michele123m 74 months ago | reply

      I INVITE you to join this group !!!!!
      "We travel the world"

      Please add this photo to the group
      It would be great to have you with us!
      *(Post 1 Award 1)*
      Excellent Photographer ;-)

      How much I miss traveling in Europe!

    8. vicbud 74 months ago | reply

      You are My WINNER!!!
      "We travel the world"

      *(Post 1 Award 1)*
      Great Shot !!!

    9. ♥Fernanda2727♥ ( thank YOU friends! ) 74 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Castles, Palaces, Manor houses, Cottages, Stately homes..., and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    10. Toronto condos 72 months ago | reply

      wonderful place

    11. Jon Erramon 66 months ago | reply

      cuanto mas la veo,mas me gusta

    12. Bruane [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

      Quin bon ull que tens xic, no se t'escapa cap, a que es presioss¿? llastima que no sigui medieval, darrera hi havian dos hipicas i no vaig poguer montar, no feian sortides, i no volian deixarme cap montura. Nanit Santi. Petonets!!!!

    13. bkwdayton - on hiatus 64 months ago | reply


      We'd love to have your photo in our RENAISSANCE CASTLES theme contest.
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    14. theodordh 62 months ago | reply

      Hola, soy el administrador de un grupo llamado Great stock shots y nos encantaría agregar esto al grupo.

    15. Rodrigo_Soldon 62 months ago | reply

      Hola, soy el administrador de un grupo llamado Wonderful photos for the world Pls post 1-comment 3_Contest VOTE y nos encantaría agregar esto al grupo.

    16. primapaginaonline 21 months ago | reply

      We want to publish your photo in our newspaper free online.
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    17. alipman7 2 months ago | reply


      Dear Santi,

      I am a graduate student at Bank Street College of Education in New York City. I have done extensive research into fairy tales and fairy tale illustration, and I'm finishing a master’s essay supporting an original fairytale I have written and illustrated using collage.

      I came upon your breathtaking image of Butrón Castle, which I would love to use in one of my pictures. To me, it is the quintessential fairy tale castle! This project will not be used for commercial purposes, but is only in support of my thesis, which would be digitally available in academic circles. I have, of course, credited you and your image in my supporting material.

      I am hoping you might agree to give me permission to use your lovely image. My email is alipman7@nyc.rr.com. I hope to hear from you within two weeks, as my deadline is approaching.

      Amy Lipman

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