Coruña del Conde Castle

Coruña del Conde, Spain

Coruña del Conde village contains the ruins of an ancient castle, later converted for use by Castilian counts, which sits atop a hill that looks over the town. The castle has its origins in the 10th century, when García I de León decided to repopulate the Douro valley.

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Founded: 10th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Inuga Ant (2 years ago)
El pobrecito está en ruinas. Una pena, porque se adivina que debió ser un gran castillo. De todos modos, si te pilla de camino está bien darse una vuelta por el pueblo.
El opinante diletante (2 years ago)
Queda muy poco en pie y esta muy descuidado. Pero es muy evocador con sus restos de torres semicirculares y de la del homenaje. Es el lugar drsde donde tuvo lugar el que se cree es el primer vuelo tripulado de la historia, a cargo del lugareño Diego Martín. Curiosa la vieja pista de fronton instalada en el patio de armas, todavia con pelotas incrustadas en la verja de proteccion de la pared. Tiene unas vistas esplendidas del pueblo, de la amplia llanura y de la gran colina o pequeña montaña donde se instalaba la abandonada ciudad de clunia. La subida es un bonito paseo, accesible tambien en coche
Tere Esteban Esteban (3 years ago)
Bonito, echo de menos el avión que quitaron
Jose Luis Vicente Rubio (3 years ago)
Lugar con vistas privilegiadas y zona muy interesante de visitar, tanto por sus bodegas, sus monumentos y sus gentes.
Rodrigo Dorado (3 years ago)
Pequeña porción de la historia de este pueblo, cuna del pionero en la aviación Diego Marín Aguilera, también podrás encontrar dos puentes romanos, una iglesia del siglo XVI un arco medieval y una hermita de origen visigótica, en todas las construcciones de la zona podrás encontrar piedras privenientes de la ciudad romana de Clunia
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