Salvatierra de Miño Fortress

Salvatierra de Miño, Spain

Salvaterra de Miño has always carried out an important military function because of its strategic location next to the Miño River.

There is hardly anything left of the original 12th century walls that used to protect the castle. The fortress, however, built in the 17th century, still stands, and was refurbished in 2008. As well as many sentry boxes on the walls, other buildings were built such as the Baroque chapel (17th century) of La Virgen da Oliveira and the Casa del Conde house (17th century), with the Doña Urraca caves and double room with a spiral staircase can be found.Inside the fortress, as well as remains of streets, houses and gravestones, we can find the palace or manor house of Doña Urraca, named after the room of Queen Urraca I (1109-1126) during a war with the Countess Teresa of Portugal.

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Founded: 17th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Rosa María Rodriguez Montenegro (3 years ago)
Fantastic place, fantastic views of Portugal and the Miño River, it is pleasant to visit this Castelo full of history.
rocio bouzo lopez (3 years ago)
Beautiful fortress ... it is worth getting lost in its corners
María Groba (3 years ago)
Good views of the River Miño and with the wall in good condition. Inside is the museum of the science of wine and there are several houses, a church and a cafeteria. The pity is that there are several dilapidated buildings. It could be more cared for and landscaped.
Michael W (3 years ago)
Lovely visit. With gorgeous views over the Mino River to Portugal.
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