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One of Spain's largest castles and unknown by most

Everytime I take the Valladolid to Soria road I have to stop here just to refresh my senses. This... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2017
Ray V
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Chaves, Portugal
Stunning view and castle

First, look for the eagles nesting in the towers - impressive! A beautiful Arab fortress built on... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2017
Marta A
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

Everytime I take the Valladolid to Soria road I have to stop here just to refresh my senses. This is one of the largest castles in area in Spain and the walls are in good condition. At one point, in its heyday its walls had...More

2  Thank Ray V
Reviewed April 9, 2017

First, look for the eagles nesting in the towers - impressive! A beautiful Arab fortress built on the remains of a Roman fortress. This area of Soria was the frontier between Arab and Christian forces during the 11th century, so this was the largest fortification...More

Thank Marta A
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Can be seen for mile on a clear day a Moslem, fortress built in the 10th century to defend from Christian attacks during the Reconquest. It is the longest fortification in Europe. If young children are involved great care must be taken on the walls...More

Thank Felixstowe2016
Reviewed July 29, 2015

Remember the French play by Corneille "Le Cid" ? well , HE lived there, he fought over this castle and won it ! A stunning fortress on a hilltop with a moorish gate, eagles nesting in the old towers, An impressive castle on an out...More

Thank Edwiththecameras
Reviewed November 14, 2014

A huge Moor fortress dating from the 8th century used to maintain troops to control this territory. Access is unrestricted and unsupervised. The castle is situated on top of a solitary hill with amazing views > 10 km in every direction. The interior of the...More

2  Thank DH-Canada
Reviewed September 29, 2013

The remains of this castle are unsupervised, and we were the only ones there for an hour. 'Health and Safety' have not been allowed to spoil the enjoyment of this castle and for sheer size and situation you should visit. There are extensive views for...More

Thank smithsarum
Reviewed September 13, 2013

We couldn't find this on the map so just headed for Gormaz - we shouldn't have worried as you can't miss it. It's well worth the detour though as it's a very imposing castle on top of the hill with some fabulous views.

Thank AngelaTh
Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

We could see the castle from far away as we drove toward it...just impressive. Once there, it was great walking around and taking photos of the castle and the landscape beyond. Can't miss this if you're in Soria!

Thank mjs03
Reviewed December 20, 2012

The castle sits on top of its own hill which it encirles. It offers amazing & I don't exagerate they are truely amazing views. By the river below is a very old bridge over the Duero and in the village is an acient church with...More

1  Thank digbyl177
Reviewed November 14, 2012

You can see Gormaz from a long way away, and it looks just stunning as you approach, covering the full length of the mountain top. It's free to get in, some basic signage inside, but it is essentially a ruin, open to the elements. And...More

3  Thank RatonCantabria
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