San Esteban de Gormaz Castle

San Esteban de Gormaz, Spain

The castle of San Esteban de Gormaz is one of the key castles that changed ruler once and again during the 10th and 11th century when it finally came under Christian domain. During the reign of King García I, king of Leon, it was reinforced giving place to a repopulation of the town. From there, soldiers would control transit through the Douro River and they would guard the bridge that passed over this river. Nowadays, what is left of the castle is a large wall that is about two metres thick. The castle was built with ashlar stonework, possibly of Roman origin.

Near the access gate, there is a great opening in the ground known as Pozo Lairón, although is not certain what it was used for. The castle is narrow and elongated, and inside there are remains of water pools and underground constructions. Although it is quite deteriorated, it is of great importance due to its strategical location from which you can see the castle of Gormaz.

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Founded: 10th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Winsty Ki (4 months ago)
The beautiful village shows many facets. The history should be looked at as this has great historical importance in Spain and includes cultural assets. You should also enter the village built of many stones where the Romans fought. Wonderful Romanesque churches in San Esteban de Gormaz and in the surrounding areas. In the village there is everything you need to cater for yourself. For those more in need of shopping Aranda de Duero has lots of clothing and specialty shops to explore as well as great sights in the village. Very well priced and not overpriced. From Madrid you can reach San Esteban de Gormaz, the village in about 1.5 hours So really worth seeing. See you soon! PS: if you like it medieval, there is a medival market that came back after 3 years and was very successful. (Due to Covid this was not possible) Recommended to everyone!
Cristovao De Castro (4 months ago)
It is impressive what this monument will have been. The importance of its location, the grandeur of its ruins, such a small but very nice town with all the necessary services.
sruizcanino zaragoza (7 months ago)
You visit quickly, good views but little castle.
Alejandro Bueno Moraga (11 months ago)
Town of the largest in Soria, a castle that is a pity that it is a ruin. But under the castle there are some typical wineries, beautiful to see
Victor M.L. (14 months ago)
There is practically nothing left of the castle and that is why it cannot be scored with more than 2 stars. Speaking of the town, seen from below it is more impressive than from above, it is different and that is why I visited it. It is a mix between architecture that is cool and destruction with cement. The photos that I upload are views from the castle, since I did not like the photo of the remains of the castle.
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