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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sruizcanino zaragoza (2 months ago)
The most accurate summary would be the castle that could be and is not. In fact, the castle and the walls have been vilified by the neighbors to build houses that are also mostly sinking. The town could be one of the most beautiful in Spain if a mayor or group of neighbors got fairly serious. Rebuild the wall and the Castle with the stones of the sunken houses perhaps? Would not letting the neighbors make garages on the slopes of the castle with doors made of bed bases also help? Anyone who knows how to ask for heritage aid? Do not allow building with red brick within the walled area? Not let the castle collapse? The town is immensely rich...as an example, it has one of the most beautiful and oldest jurisdictional scrolls in Europe. But...it's quite sad to see everything that could be and isn't.
J J (2 months ago)
Beautiful little-known medieval town. Of the typology of Catalañazor or Puebla de Sanabria, but with hardly any inhabitants. Although they have largely rebuilt it externally, the lack of neighbors gives it a supportive and uncolorful appearance.
Alberto bermejo (2 months ago)
Very pretty town, typical stone houses and very well preserved
juan (9 months ago)
Medieval walled town, very beautiful and worth visiting, one of the many wonders you will find in Soria
Theresa Andrews (11 months ago)
The castle is quite damaged and the tiny villages is set inside the walls.
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