Zamora Castle

Zamora, Spain

Zamora Castle features Pre-Roman foundations and a Romanesque general structure. It was built between the 10th and 12th centuries. According to the chronicles it was ordered to be built by Alfonso II of Asturias, although it would probably be done by Ferdinand I of León (in reign 1056–1065). The castle stands northwest of the Cathedral, with magnificent views of the town and the river from the keep.




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

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Martin Polder (2 years ago)
lovely town and castle, too bad most of the churches and castle are closed part of the day.
Ros Shiffner (3 years ago)
Free entry. Left to roam at own speed and super views from the top of the walls. Not over restored. Could have done with more information but a fun experience.
RI ROBI (3 years ago)
That was amazing
John Donnelly (3 years ago)
It's very beautiful but also very dead. Half a day is more than enough. Avila and especially Salamanca are far better options for a stopover.
Annie's Tour The explorer (3 years ago)
It was really unique castle where you can see the panoramic view from all over in all sides of the cashle. They have free access and I enjoyed it a lot visiting around
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