San Martín Castle

Soto del Barco, Spain

San Martín Castle was built to the site of Roman fort in the 11th century. It was largely restored in the 15th century. Today the square three-storey tower exists as well as some walls. The other buildings date from the 19th century.


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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain


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Alfredo Hernandez (3 years ago)
Beautiful but unfriendly owners what a pity that it is private places
A marvel of castle and site, I regret that it cannot be visited or I would greatly appreciate if someone could confirm me when it could be visited. A place that is totally worth it ... I would recommend walking if there are many cars parked in the area.
Jose. M JH (4 years ago)
Beautiful place
julian moratilla matias (4 years ago)
Castle in an exceptional enclave on the banks of the river. Beautiful
Jotajota Igle (5 years ago)
Nice views of the castle and the mouth of the Nalon river, a medieval market is held at the end of July, very interesting and enjoyable, a pity that it cannot be visited as it is private. At its feet there is a small port, interesting fauna and flora found on its margins.
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