Castrojeriz Castle

Castrojeriz, Spain

Castrojeriz village is considered one of the landmarks of historic interest in the Camino de Santiago. Its rich history may take up consideration as castro Visigoth, or perhaps, also, Roman fort, (they say was founded by Julius Caesar) in whose castle was developed important battles between Christians and Moors.

The first mention of this castle dates from the 9th century during the skirmishes with the Muslim forces. There are three clearly differentiated sections: the Roman part which is today reduced to an almost hidden square tower; the Visigoth part comprising the extension to the castle with different masonry work from in the Roman part; and the medieval part.

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Founded: 9th century AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Francisco Tezanos Pinto (2 years ago)
This is a must you need to cover if you are around the area. I won't dive into the historic details. I will just say its absolutely outstanding the views you get ups form there. It makes you understand how strategic is this location. You will need around 45min if you really want to appreciate all the different views, take pictures and go around its different corners.
Carlijn K (5 years ago)
Beautiful, old castle! Really interesting. Short but pretty steep climb up the hill (also possible to ride by car).
Ken Tischler (5 years ago)
Cool place to visit although a bit of a trek to get up there. Be sure to bring some water as there is none available until you get back to Castrojeriz. The easiest way to get up here is to take the road behind the big church on the west end of town. Steep climb but they have rest benches in the way up.
Andreas Kirkby (6 years ago)
Beautiful ruin, and fantastic view. You really understand why they placed the castle there on the top.
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