In 1235 the castle was the property of the Orden de Calatrava, a crusader sect. In the XV century the Ulloa family bought it. The family turned out to be inveterate losers, taking the side of Juana la Beltraneja against the Catholic Monarchs Fernando and Isabela. As a result they lost the castle.
Juan’s son allied with the rebellious Communards and was condemned to death by King Carlos V, although a discrete sum of money changed hands to avoid that eventuality.
The castle is currently owned by cinema buff Jesús Cueto Vallejo, and is open to the public, as well as being a venue for banquets and weddings.