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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Mercedes Cifuentes Díaz (3 months ago)
Another sad example of neglected heritage. Very interesting, the spectacular setting
Diego Ferreiro Alonso (5 months 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 (5 months ago)
A beautiful landscape
Aida Alvarez Mezquita (5 months ago)
Spectacular ... I do not understand why it is not promoted and cared for more.
Alberto Vidal (6 months ago)
Interesting to see it although you cannot enter the castle. It is a walled enclosure in ruins on the edge of the river. With little flow you can see the remains of the old bridge.
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