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Castillo de Calatañazor

Calatañazor. Click here to render a high resolution image. This link opens in a popup window The castle has a square round plan, with square turrets in the corners and a rectangular tower of homage.

Open loopholes have been found in the structure, but no battlements, which leads experts to think it was once covered with a roof.

The round turrets in the southern front and the semicircular turrets of the main entrance were probably added in the 15th century.

Calatañazor means "castle of voltures" in Arabic, an almost literal translation of voluce, the old Hispanic-Roman name of the Celt-Iberian village.

Legend has it that Almanzor was defeated here in 1002.

Legend also has it that doña María de Molina lived in the castle.

Historical information

BIC date:
 22-04-1949
State:
 landscaping value
Century:
 14th Century

Access and use

NoAccommodation / restaurants
NoPrivate property
NoHotel/Rest
NoHostelry
YesInteresting monument
NoMuseum
NoWorkshop
YesVisits allowed

Timetable

FREE ACCESS.

Address

Province:
 Soria
Town:
 CALATAÑAZOR
Zipcode:
 42193
Phone:
 975-183641 (TOWN HALL)

 
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