At the beginning of the 16th century the Enríquez castle was owned by Bernardino Pérez de Sarmiento, Count of Ribadavia. It was a three-story castle with a square floor. The castle has been ruined at least since the 18th century.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Esther Fano (13 months ago)
Por sus molinos y la naturaleza que hay
AGUSTIN ALONSO JUEZ (2 years ago)
Es precioso el castillo de mis suegros, ojalá ser millonario y reformarlo❤️
alberto perez valderrama (2 years ago)
Es mi pueblo
Eladio Santamaria (2 years ago)
Poco que decir del pueblo ya que estuvimos muy poquito. Pero si de su alcalde. Una persona sensacional, atento y dispuesto a ayudar en todo lo que necesites. Fuimos a hacer una sesión de fotos a las minas y nos acompaño en todo momento proporcionandos toda la información necesaria. Un 10 sobre 10
Sara TM (2 years ago)
Cerrato puro. Estupendo festival de folk en agosto!
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