Ledesma Castle

Ledesma, Spain

Ledesma still has most of the granite wall which historically has surrounded the town. A large part of what is still standing was built in times of Fernando II of Leon, in the 12th century, but in the 15th century several parts of it were rebuilt with well-carved masonry. Many stone mason marks can be seen among these stones. Out of the eight doors it once had, the only one that is still preserved is  the one called Puerta de los Mártires, de San Nicolás or Caldereros (Martyrs’, San Nicolás or Boilermakers’ door). Formed by two camber arches, it is flanked on either side by two cylinder towers.

The bailey of this castle-fortress was built on the south-west end of the walled area between the 13th and 14th centuries. Set on an irregular trapezoidal plan, it has two doors: one on the north, which features the town’s coat of arms, and one on the south, flanked by two large towers.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Susana Herreros (17 months ago)
No está mal, tardas 5 minutos en verla. La llave la pides en los bares aledaños. Lo pone en la puerta de la fortaleza. Es una castillo fortaleza reconstruido que si estás por Ledesma merece la pena. Muy buenas vistas y entrada es gratuita.
Javier Diaz (17 months ago)
Pueblo pequeño pero muy muy bonito. Gente del lugar muy agradable
Leonardo Pedroso (17 months ago)
Vale a ida . Um dia vê tudo é muito histórico
Julia Valle (18 months ago)
Bastante bien conservado. Con unas vistas buenísimas de toda la zona. Me ha hecho gracia el cartel de pedir la llave en la cafetería de la plaza. Se puede subir y dar la vuelta a toda la estructura del castillo. No hacía un día excepcional pero ha valido la pena subir.
Joaquin Saturio (18 months ago)
El castillo está bien, pero es la villa, incluido este, lo que es una joya. Pueblo muy bonito y bastante bien conservado. El centro de interpretación te da una visión bastante correcta de la historia de este importante enclave.
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