Ucero Castle

Ucero, Spain

The place dominated by the Ucero castle has been inhabited since prehistoric times. The castle is built on the site of an ancient Celtiberian castro. The site was first time mentioned in 1157 when Alfonso VII located the village of Sotos the Suso between Uxama and Ucero and there are documents that indicate that the castle already existed in the 13th century. It is estimated that the important hermit of San Juan de Otero, nowadays destroyed, was ubicated near San Bartolomé, which was a Templarian chapel.



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Calle Castillo, Ucero, Spain
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Manuel Rios (3 years ago)
Restos del Castillo de Ucero construido en la zona más alta por el.cirso del Río Ucero. Tal y como se ve en la fotografía no se ha actuado en la reconstrucción de un modo importante, salvo subir a su zona más alta para ver la panorámica. Personalmente he llegado al.Castillo atravesando un sendero en.bici de una impresionante naturaleza envidiable.
Alejandro pérez moreno (3 years ago)
Defensa impresionante.Arquitectura defensiva,quedan pocos
jaime rodriguez regue (3 years ago)
Está muy poco cuidado y es una lástima aunque es muy mágico
Angela Alonso (3 years ago)
Restaurado a medias, aún así mereció la pena la visita. Te haces una idea del por qué de su localización. Una pena que los gobiernos no mantengan mejor este tipo de patrimonio que tanta historia guarda en sus paredes.
Andy Macpherson (4 years ago)
Nice castle. Free entry but no guide or local information. It is in ruins, but has been made safe for walking around (there are signs advising caution). A nice wee diversion. We spent about 20-30 minutes there
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