El Castillo de Úrbel is located on a steep hill. The current remains date back to the 15th century and were built by the Zúñiga family. Originally castle was built in the 11th century.



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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain


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Nitram _9404 (20 months ago)
Es muy bonito y hay unas vistas que no son para menos, además en el pueblo hay muy buena gente y un pequeño bar en el que tomar algo, no sólo el castillo si no que lo que lo rodea es también a tener en cuenta ya que el pueblo es parte también del parque geológico de las Loras
Mª Mar Garcia Alonso (20 months ago)
Diego González Vizoso (22 months ago)
Unas ruinas pequeñas pero con mucho encanto. Perfecto para disfrutar del lugar en el que se encuentra. No hay un camino muy señalizado para subir pero tampoco hace falta escalar. Sólo seguir las marcas de pisadas alrededor de la torre. Llevad zapatos de montaña!
Abraham San Millan (2 years ago)
Lugar remoto. Cerca de La Lora. Al borde de una meseta de más de 600 has hay un torreón digno de Juego de tronos.
Álvaro Menéndez Bartolomé (2 years ago)
En torno a este castillo, que debió ser de pequeñas dimensiones, nació el pueblo actual, cuyo inicio de población se debe a repobladores vascos durante el largo período de la Reconquista. El castillo tiene su origen en la expansión del condado castellano desde la Cordillera Cantábrica durante el siglo IX. El alfoz de La Piedra tenía dos castillos: el castillo de la Piedra y el de Urbel. Ambos estaban destinados a cerrar la penetración en el alto curso del río Urbel. Ambos castillos formaban una línea defensiva con otros castillos cercanos como el desaparecido castillo de Peña Amaya, el ya mencionado de la Piedra, y el de Ubierna. Recomiendo subir al Balcón de la Mesa: vistas espectaculares.
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