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’.

Historical Data

Archaeology site
Neolithic fortified settlement
Historical Period:
Iron Age, Celt (Vetton)


Candeleda. 05480 Ávila.

Telephone: 920 380 001 (AYTO)

More information

Tourist Office of Candeleda


C/ Corredera, 8. MUSEO ETNOGRAFICO. Candeleda. 05480 Ávila.

Telephone: 920 380 795

Tourist Office Regional of Ávila


Casa de las Carnicerías. C/ San Segundo, 17. Ávila. 05001 Ávila.

Telephone: 920 211 387

Fax: 920 253 717

Email: oficinadeturismodeavila@jcyl.es