Santa Gadea del Cid Castle

Santa Gadea del Cid, Spain

The small and picturesque town of Santa Gadea del Cid grew around its castle built in the 11th century and reformed in the 15th century by Pedro López de los Manrique.

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

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Maria Fernandez Merino (2 years ago)
Simplemente precioso
Ines Chornique (2 years ago)
Impresionantes vistas del pueblo y Montes Obarenes
DAVID EZCURRA (3 years ago)
Lo más destacado es la torre central, antes unida por diversos complementos al resto de las construc­ciones. Consiste en un cuadrado de seis metros de lado, levantado directamente sobre la roca tallada. La puerta de ingreso, con arco de medio punto, se halla al Sur, a la altura del primer piso. Posee dos vanos más, uno al Oeste, de arco rebajado, y otro, al Norte, ya muy deteriorado, con arco apuntado. Sobre una serie de dobles modillones se alzaron las almenas, hoy desaparecidas. Conserva la cubierta de terraza sostenida por bóveda estrellada de nervios. En 1774 “cubos y manguardias (estaban) cuasi arrui­nados”. En la fábrica predomina la mampostería.Se asegura que el castillo actual fue levantado por don Tello, pero no hay documentos que lo demuestren. Más bien habría que atribuir su construcción a D. Pe­dro López Manrique, en los últimos años del s. XV. En los pleitos sostenidos por su hijo se insiste continua­mente en las obras hechas por el citado Pedro en las fortalezas de Santa Gadea y Sotopalacios. El parale­lismo de la citada torre de Santa Gadea con las que en­cuadran la fachada principal de este último palacio, así como con otras mejor fechadas de la provincia, son evidentes. Algunos detalles de la fortaleza parecen aún posteriores al s. XV. El estado actual es un poco ruinoso, recientemente se puso un tejado que no existía en la antigüedad.
ricardo fernández del Blanco (3 years ago)
Bellas ruinas medievales.
Enki Duna (3 years ago)
Pueblo medieval amurallado con restos del castillo.
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