Salinillas de Buradón

Labastida, Spain

Salinillas de Buradón is a fortified town that keeps a great part of its defence walls. Due to its location, in the border of the Rioja Alavesa region, its defence was fundamental in the Middle Ages.

In 1264, the nobleman don Sancho ordered the movement of its population to its current location and the contruction of these walls, for which limestone was prominently used. In the 16th and 17th centuries, on the other hand, there was an important reform and some parts of the walls were changed. Some parts were demolished and the stones were used for the new constructions. The Northern entrance, with its special reduced arch, belongs to this time.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Historic city squares, old towns and villages in Spain

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