Yanguas Castle

Yanguas, Spain

To the west of the Yanguas town, on the edge of the cliff, is a limestone castle that controlled the access to the Ebro valley. It is not certain when it was first built and it is possible that it was built when Yanguas received its own town charter. However, the architectonical style suggests that it was built in the 14th century.

Recent restoration works have given the castle back the dignity it deserves to be a heritage site and have made it possible to understand the defensive function of the unique columned and cobbled weapon yard. Another feature that has been restored is the tower on the north-western side.

It has a quadrangular floor plan and towers on each of the corners. On the walls, there are battlement hexes, a chemin de ronde and narrow loophole windows. There are also two gates, one on the west and the other on the east side, that gave access to the castle.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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JAVIER SOLDEVILLA (2 years ago)
Me ha sorprendido. Está muy chulo.
José María Valdecantos (2 years ago)
Magnífico. Restaurado. No te defraudará, además Yanguas es uno de los pueblos más bonitos de España. Visita imprescindible
Juan Grande (2 years ago)
Bonito castillo visitable y gratuito.
Alberto Ortego (3 years ago)
Muy bonito. Tiene un frontón pegado a la pared.
Alvatros 1 (3 years ago)
Una pequeña sorpresa subir a la torre mejor conservada y disfrutar de las vistas de todo el conjunto y su entorno. La estructura del edificio se encuentra en estado aceptable, lo que ayuda a interpretarlo en su conjunto
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