Ciria Castle

Ciria, Spain

Ciria Castle was built to protect the passage from Bilbilis to Numancia during the Moorish era. Later Ciria was linked to the border disputes between Castilians and Aragonese. In 1430 the Aragonese king seized the castles of Ciria and Borobia.

Comments

Your name



Address

Calle Carretera 30, Ciria, Spain
See all sites in Ciria

Details

Founded: 9th century AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

Rating

4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Alberto Diez (4 years ago)
Nice remains of a castle located in an imposing place. Easy walk from town. You may see vultures "watching".
Paco Muñoz (4 years ago)
Very nice to see
Pere Lopez (4 years ago)
A place to go.
César Carazo (4 years ago)
Rock castle that defended the border of Castile with the Kingdom of Aragon. It is worth going up and seeing the views A pity that the Junta de Castilla y León does not consolidate its walls.
Julián Sánchez (4 years ago)
Splendid landscapes, with a lot of history, highly recommended
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Wieskirche

The Pilgrimage Church of Wies (Wieskirche) is an oval rococo church, designed in the late 1740s by Dominikus Zimmermann. It is located in the foothills of the Alps in the municipality of Steingaden.

The sanctuary of Wies is a pilgrimage church extraordinarily well-preserved in the beautiful setting of an Alpine valley, and is a perfect masterpiece of Rococo art and creative genius, as well as an exceptional testimony to a civilization that has disappeared.

The hamlet of Wies, in 1738, is said to have been the setting of a miracle in which tears were seen on a simple wooden figure of Christ mounted on a column that was no longer venerated by the Premonstratensian monks of the Abbey. A wooden chapel constructed in the fields housed the miraculous statue for some time. However, pilgrims from Germany, Austria, Bohemia, and even Italy became so numerous that the Abbot of the Premonstratensians of Steingaden decided to construct a splendid sanctuary.