Official Portal of Tourism. Junta de Castilla y Leon
Stones with legends to tell
It appears robust and free.
Castle of Somaen
Somaen, a strategic place between Medinaceli and Arcos de Jalon, is as old as historical place. Village surrounded by high hills among which stands out the one holding the castle, surrounded by a moat, as a symbol of defence and surveillance.
If we speak about its origins, there are those who attribute it to Arab times, not for nothing they consider that the beginnings of this castle could be in a watchtower, but more accurate seems to date its construction in the XIV century with ashlar, lime and pebble by order of the Count of Medinaceli. Its peculiar tower of elongated pentagonal floor accompanies the rest of the enclosure of irregular shape. No doubt it is an original fort, sample of a less rigid architecture in its shapes, but no less robust. It is currently part of a tourist accommodation.
- Castle / Fortress / Watchtower
Somaen (Arcos de Jalón). 42257 Soria.
Ayuntamiento of Arcos de Jalón
Municipality of Arcos de Jalón. Soria.
Teléfono: 975 320 007
Fax: 975 320 434
Página Web: http://www.arcosdejalon.es