Castle of Berlanga de Duero
Where is it?
The Castillo de Berlanga, located in the town of Berlanga de Duero, just 22 minutes away from Castilla Termal Burgo de Osma. Discover the route of arrival here.
Why is Berlanga Castle interesting?
The Castle of Berlanga is a unique architectural piece, a piece of history and a melting pot of cultures that has hosted the Sorian lands. What we see today is an ancient fortress that has been destroyed and rebuilt on several occasions and despite this, it remains in its present state since 1527, for our enjoyment.
Located on a cut of the River Escalote and created in the Iron Age. It begins to be known in the tenth century, in which the Arabs destroy and fortify this square again. It acquired great importance during the 10th and 11th centuries as part of the Duero defensive line along with Gormaz, San Esteban de Gormaz and Osma. It passes successively to Christian and Muslim hands, until the border line to Toledo is delayed in 1085, year in which Alfonso VI takes this city, although it continues maintaining the control over the Muslim enclave of Medinaceli.
Being several times disputed by the Christian lords, it is in century XIV when it is in the hands of the Tovar family, that raises the castle of century XV on the original, of which there are not remains. Later the castle is rebuilt in the sixteenth century, with only a few paintings, a cistern and the tower of the homage of the previous construction of the fifteenth century.
The construction of a palace in the south esplanade of the castle causes that it is abandoned, dedicating itself to its new defensive utility and like a jail, until a fire ruin it. The palace, together with its gardens, will disappear except for its southern façade, set afire by the French in their retreat during the war of independence.
Do you want to visit it?
To consult information about visits and schedules you can contact the tourist office of Berlanga de Duero.
- Telephone number 975 343 433
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