In the depression of the Mena, we find Vallejuelo, and on the top of a hill of the crag of Horquilla, the Tower settles, even remains standing, decorating, as another protagonist, the Valley of Mena.

It's a small fort of square floor built with ashlar, joined with mortar for the walls. On the East wall there is the lintelled gateway, with three hollows of half a point and one more square, and square shaped windows.

The highest part of the small fort still maintains the loopholes. This tower is well preserved, and currently, a particular home with hipped roof is installed.

Around tower are long and thick walls which apparently comprised other towers, what makes us think about the importance of this building as a fortification centuries ago. It is a place that we can still visit and contemplate.

Historical Data

Castle / Fortress / Watchtower


Vallejuelo (Valle de Mena). 09589 Burgos.

More information

Tourist Office of Villasana de Mena


C/ Eladio Bustamante s/n. Villasana de Mena (Valle de Mena). 09580 Burgos.

Telephone: 947 141 341



Tourist Office Regional of Burgos


Pza. Alonso Martínez, 7. Burgos. 09003 Burgos.

Telephone: 947 203 125

Fax: 947 276 529