Official Portal of Tourism. Junta de Castilla y Leon
Heritage steeped in history
Standing on a hilltop on the right bank of the River Pisuerga, Simancas is surrounded by rich and fertile lands, with the characteristic sandy soil of the Tierra de Pinares region.
Occupied by the Vaccaei, Romans, Visigoths, Arabs and Christians, it was repopulated by Alphonse VI in the 11th century, after it was laid waste to by Almanzor.
The main square stands in the town centre. On one side we find the former Town Hall which has been rebuilt and features a portico supported by pilasters and semi-circular arches. Close by stands the Church of San Salvador, which still conserves the tower of the original Romanesque temple. The entrance to the church is crowned by a semi-circular arch.
Visitors will enjoy a stroll around the well-kept medieval streets, lined with mansions dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Other noteworthy buildings include the former hospital and the majestic castle. A Historic Site that is well worth a visit.