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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Javier Cerezales Fuentes (15 months ago)
Porque está muy bien
Enrique Fernandez (16 months ago)
Muy mal conservado, es un conjunto de piedras iluminadas por la noche. Esta bastante peligroso para andar por el.
Domenico Moretti (16 months ago)
Good...
Meri Figueroa (16 months ago)
El entorno bonito, pero el castillo no se puede visitar.
Vicky Antoñanzas (18 months ago)
Está muy chulo! Sobre todo porque se puede visitar por dentro!
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