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Touch history with your hand
Fortified village on the top of a hill.
The Neolithic fortified settlement of the Raso
A fortified settlement looking for the natural protection of Sierra de Gredos, settled here. It got to have more than 3000 inhabitants. It had a wall of 2 km in length and between 2 and 3 m in width as protection.
The wall was ordered to demolish by Romans, who forced the Vettones to forsake the village. Nowadays a part of the wall and the structures of many houses can be seen, following a path with educational signs.
Some cave paintings can also be seen in the way that goes from Castro de El Raso to ‘Collado Braguillas’.
- Archaeology site
- Neolithic fortified settlement
- Historical Period:
- Iron Age, Celt (Vetton)
Candeleda. 05480 Ávila.
Telephone: 920 380 001 (AYTO)