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

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

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Archaeological Hall

Archaeological Hall Yecla Yeltes

The classroom is located in the Plaza Mayor of Yecla de Yeltes and houses a model of the castro complex together with explanatory drawings and photographs. Special mention should be made of the human heads[...]

Address: Plaza Mayor, 1. Yecla de Yeltes. Salamanca.


Telephone: 923 500 702

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