The castle of the Rojas is located on the top of a hill near the town of Poza de la Sal. At the end of the 9th century Count Diego Rodríguez Porcelos repopulated Poza building the castle for the defense of the new territory. Like other castles of this time it may have been a simple keep surrounded by some walls.

In the 14th century Rodriguez de Rojas family rebuilt the current castle. It was occupied in 1808 by French troops and was a target of continuous attacks of Burgos garrisons until the end of the war.


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


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Chema Cornago (16 months ago)
Excelente castillo medieval. Es llamativo el lugar en el que está enclavado, una monte rocoso, el cual lo convertía en un lugar muy codiciado estratégicamente para el dominio de la zona. La orografía del lugar lo hace prácticamente inaccesible para un posible enemigo. Tiene unas escaleras para subir al castillo, talladas en la propia roca y muy empinadas. En los alrededores del castillo hay unas mesas para descansar, comer etc
Chato San Miguel (16 months ago)
Impresionante fortaleza que sirvió para controlar el gran tesoro que fue hace siglos la sal de Poza de la sal. Pasa desapercibida desde la carretera pero Merece la pena sin duda el corto desvio para disfrutar de las vistas e imaginarse la importancia de su emplazamiento.
ana Gonzalez (17 months ago)
Las vistas que se divisan desde lo alto de su interior bien merecen la cierta dificultad de sus escalones,irregulares y altos. Se puede llegar con coche o dando un paseo desde el pueblo que está situado a las faldas del castillo. Desde el pueblo solo se otea un torreón de todo lo que es el castillo. !Que no lleve esta imagen al error y desánimo!
stephen ashdown (2 years ago)
Great ruined castle, amazing entrance up near vertical steps. Once in the castle door you are in the dark, just able to see the exit and the light from the upper gallery and holes above you where objects would have been thrown on top of you. Once out if the entrance chamber the views are outstanding, you can see all of the town below as well as out across to the hills beyond, photos do not do it justice!
Gert Meleqi (4 years ago)
A very nice spot I found accidentally while driving from Gijon to Barcelona.
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