Castrotorafe Castle

San Cebrian de Castro, Spain

The ruins of the ancient town of Castrotorafe, popularly known as Zamora la Vieja, are in San Cebrian de Castro, emplacement already located in the 12th century.

It was a medieval defensive site which appeared on the banks of Esla River. It keeps the walls built with slate masonry and mortar, and has 4.709 square meters, including the castle, the hermitage and the walls.

The best preserved is the castle, of two enclosures with irregular trapezoid shape. Inside of it, practically ruined, built with different materials and with a floor similar to the outside.



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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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VCV (2 years ago)
For many they will simply be a pile of ruinous stones. But for me it is a piece of history in which there were experiences of people of the time. Added to the incomparable setting sighting the Esla river at the foot of its walls, it makes it a place from where spend a good time contemplating the flight of the swallows and the view that the unevenness of the valley allows us. Heritage should invest more in places like this which would be a boost for the county.
Erick-Manuel Sanchez (AMVsChannel) (2 years ago)
Little known, it is worth a quick visit.
Mercedes Cifuentes Díaz (3 years ago)
Another sad example of neglected heritage. Very interesting, the spectacular setting
Diego Ferreiro Alonso (3 years ago)
A very nice place. The path remains to be improved and the area cleared of brambles, thorns and thistles. Shade is also missing. Otherwise great.
Marian Herrero (3 years ago)
A beautiful landscape
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