Castillo de Sarracín is a castle-fortress located near the village of Vega de Valcarce in Spain, situated on the most ancient European pilgrimage route known as the way of Saint James – El Camino de Santiago.

The castle was built around the 9th Century and was used by the Knights Templars to protect the pilgrim routes. The castle has been used until the 16th century and has been abandoned ever since.



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Founded: 9th century AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain


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Luis Miguel Clemente Cadenas (2 months ago)
I have seen it in the distance traveling on the A6 illuminated at night.
Lidia de Vega (4 months ago)
Castle built in the 9th century on top of a previous fortification destroyed in 714. It is located on a high point on Mount Vilela. Although it is in quite a state of deterioration, we saw it with traces of conservation works. The views and the sunset... A luxury from here.
Luis Miguel Clemente Cadenas (4 months ago)
I have seen it in the distance going down the A6 illuminated at night.
ALICIA SAN ROMAN (10 months ago)
The bad note is for Google !!! The situation is wrong. In the town there is a sign at the beginning and no more ... a shame !!!
Almudena Orbaneja (10 months ago)
It is under construction, not it. Indicate in ninvun site or Google, you upload a short time but used and cannot be seen A disappointment !!! And waste of time?
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