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

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

Address

Candeleda. 05480 Ávila.

Telephone: 920 380 001 (AYTO)

More information

Tourist Office of Candeleda

Address:

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

Telephone: 920 380 795

Tourist Office Regional of Ávila

Address:

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

Telephone: 920 211 387

Fax: 920 253 717

Email: oficinadeturismodeavila@jcyl.es