San Martin del Castañar Castle

San Martín del Castañar, Spain

San Martin del Castañar Castle was built in the 15th century. Now there are remains of its towers. The building, made in blocks of granite and masonry, consisted of two towers linked by a central body of rooms, protected by an approximately circular enclosure with some cubes and practicable pointed arch doors.

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

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www.turismocastillayleon.com

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margarita collado (14 months ago)
El sitio precioso pero muy mal atendido.Abren a las once pero hasta y diez no llego un chica que se bajo de un coche y abrio la puetta y se fue.El centro de interpretacion cerrado.a las doce de la mañana seguia igual.Sabado 18/5/19.
Rafa Garcia (14 months ago)
Lugar emblemático del pueblo en el que se hacen diversas exposiciones artísticas y se explica la historia, la flora y la fauna de los alrededores. Un paisaje con unas vistas de la sierra de Francia excepcionales. Ideal para pasar un fin de semana en familia en el pueblo de San Martín del Castañar. Sin duda un lugar antiguo y mágico de recordar.
Miguel Angel Izquierdo Nevado (14 months ago)
Bonito e interesante lugar aunque a mi particularmente no me gustó la exposición de pintura que tienen. Entiendo que son cesiones gratuitas de personas particulares, pero a mi no me aportan nada y menos en este tipo de áreas.
Aitor Urkijo Oleaga (15 months ago)
Me ha gustado el aprovechamiento que se ha hecho de los bajos del castillo, haciendo de ellos un museo sobre el entorno biológico de la zona. Interesante.
José Manuel Pérez Martínez (16 months ago)
Un lugar acojedor en un enclave único. Entre sus muros encierra el antiguo cementerio. Precioso
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