Soria Castle Ruins

Soria, Spain

The city of Soria formed in a valley near the castle that defended the Douro Riverbanks on the border between the Crowns of Aragon and Castile. The city was destroyed towards the end of the 12th century when Sancho of Navarre attacked it, therefore a great defensive wall was built to prevent further destruction. The wall defended a surface of 100 hectares that went from the Douro River up to the pastureland known as “La Dehesa”, and also from the castle up to the hill where you can find the Chapel of El Mirón.

The Sorian wall was destroyed by General Durán at the end of the Spanish Independence War to avoid French troops from entrenching in the castle. This is the reason why there are so few remains of this castle and why we can only see part of the tower and some parts of the defensive walls. From the castle, you can see a 360º view of the city and the bridge that crosses the Douro River, and in the Chapel of San Saturio, you can see frescos depicting the castle as it once was.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Ruins in Spain

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Joseignacio Dominguezperez (8 months ago)
Ok
Phillip C (12 months ago)
I loved this place. Beautiful town. Great view. A short walk up the hill from the town center.
V. Rodrigo BM (2 years ago)
Nice bar to drink something with awesome views
Alfredo Fernández González (2 years ago)
Nice place and nice views
Valentín Plasencia Sáiz (2 years ago)
The sta hotel was perfect. The service outstanding. The only thing I didn't like much was the food for the quality of the hotel
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