Torres de Altamira

Brión, Spain

Torres de Altamira is a ruined castle in Brión, connected to powerful Moscoco family. It was built in the 9th century AD and rebuilt in 1471. In the 17th century it was in bad condition and today mainly towers remain.

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Torre 1, Brión, Spain
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Founded: 9th century AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Seila G (6 months ago)
A little piece of our history. Between the trees the valley can be seen.
Miguel Ángel López Sevillano (15 months ago)
Although there is not much left, it is a place to visit and enjoy for a while. Going down there is a path to the right that can be traveled perhaps in about fifteen or twenty minutes at a leisurely pace. It is worth the visit and the walk. The streets are narrowed by the towns as we get closer, careful with going fast
Francis Heybrook (20 months ago)
Good for the imagination
Francis Heybrook (20 months ago)
Good for the imagination
Anita (21 months ago)
Hauntingly enchanting
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