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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Liz P (2 years ago)
Castle Old walls but great view over the town.
Carlos Vicente (2 years ago)
Well, on the outside very nice, inside you can't see it. I went on Sunday May 22 and it said it opened at 11 in the morning. I've been waiting until 11:20 and no one showed up to open for tourism.
Rocio Herranz (2 years ago)
The great local guide. A very nice and interesting visit.
Salvatore Lo Faro (5 years ago)
Breathtaking medieval monument. I am givibg four stars because it could be preserved a bit better.
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