Sarracín Castle

Vega de Valcarce, Spain

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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Koke Franco (7 months ago)
In a state of semi-abandonment, a pity because the situation is good, although the road to it is quite demanding due to its inclination
Alice Regina Tavora (8 months ago)
The castle is in ruins, but there is a sign stating that it will be restored. Access is very difficult, even by car, steep and irregular climb. The view is fantastic.
Ma (16 months ago)
Sarracin Castle or what remains of it, have reconstructed some areas and can be seen in detail. They do not allow passage (in case there is an accident) but since it was open I entered. ??‍♀️... The views are beautiful
Luis Miguel Clemente Cadenas (21 months ago)
I have seen it in the distance traveling on the A6 illuminated at night.
Lidia de Vega (23 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.
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