The fort El Castillo is located in a ravine among rocky places and entirely surrounded by a thick wall which encloses at least five hectares. It is composed by a little dry granite ashlar very well adjusted. The wall rises on natural rock.

Despite the destructions and the modifications suffered, the appearance of the wall of the fort has few changed in certain areas. No building remains standing, except for the hermitage of the Virgen del Castillo, very posterior to the abandon of the fort, from the times of the Catholic Monarchs, and in whose factory Roman materials have been used.

A set of engravings, both on rocks as well as on little ashlars of the wall is preserved. Those engravings represent horses and other animals. The human figure barely appears: a hunting scene, in which some riders, armed with spears, harass some wild boar.

Historical Data

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

Address

Yecla de Yeltes. 37219 Salamanca.

Telephone: 923 500 702 (AYTO) 660 064 986 / 660 064 986

More information

Tourist Office of Salamanca

Address:

P/ Mayor, 32. Salamanca. 37002 Salamanca.

Telephone: 902 302 002 / 923 218 342

Fax: 923 263 409

Email: informacion@turismodesalamanca.com

Website: http://www.salamanca.es

Opening hours

  • Every day: book visit in advance

Tickets

1 €

Remarks: Reservation in advance for visiting the museum. Tf. 660064986.- The archeological remains are open air and it is possible to visit them freely.

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Archaeological Hall

Archaeological Hall Yecla Yeltes

It houses a display of objects, drawings and photographs of the iron-age settlement. A model of the site and reconstruction of a Roman burial.

Address: Pza. Mayor. Yecla de Yeltes. Salamanca.

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