Rello Castle

Rello, Spain

The fortified town of Rello still maintains the original defensive walls and castle that were used as protection against civilisations that came from the south following the Douro River. It is the best-preserved walled enclosure in the province.

You can go inside through either one of the two gates located on the sides of the castle. The castle is protected by a fortified enclosure with circular and quadrangular towers that have elbow openings. The upper part of the towers are crowned with 15th-century machicolations and you can still see some remains of the keep, a water pool and a wall of the gate that separated the castle from the rest of the town.

In the outer enclosure, there are still gunboats in the lower section that were used for artillery.

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

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Rayco Déniz (19 months ago)
Pueblo muy bonito, con sus calles adoquinadas de piedra, un arco de entrada al pueblo y una gran muralla que lo rodea.
Víctor CL (20 months ago)
Precioso el conjunto amurallado y sus calles y casas medievales. Un 10!
Manuel Morales Marciel (20 months ago)
Me impresionó la extensa muralla que rodea todo el pueblo y es una lastima que sea un pueblo con pocos habitantes. Me ha gustado bastante
Maria Figueiredo (21 months ago)
É uma pena que os espanhóis não aproveitem para transformar num dos pontos turísticos mais visitados do país ! Está só abandono .
Alex Fuentes (21 months ago)
El castillo se encuentra en un pueblo que merece una visita. Aunque no vi a nadie en el pueblo se ve que está cuidado y que irán en época estival. Del Castillo sólo quedan las 4 paredes. Pero se aprecian los muros de más de un metro de grosor. El pueblo visto desde la carretera de abajo se ve muy bien y uno se hace la idea de la importancia que tuvo en el pasado. Impresiona la cantidad de los torreones que hay. Al estar en una altura importante la propia naturaleza hacia el 80% de la defensa.
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