The origin of the castle of Soria would have to be looked for in a defensive construction or Muslim watchtower of the 9th century that later passed into Christian hands, modifying and expanding in the 12th century. Located in what is now the Castle Park, a wide hill with a piled-in summit and a strong strategic character that offers magnificent views of the city and the surroundings of the Douro River.

The wall of Soria is one of the largest in medieval Spain, with a length of 4,100 m and had eight gates. It was built of masonry except for corner reinforcements, in which ashlars were used. Its layout was following the line of summits of the hills of Mirón and the Castle.

During the War of Independence, General José Joaquín Durán ordered the demolition of most of the city's defenses, so there are few vestiges that have survived to this day, some remains of the castle tower and some canvas from the Wall.

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Architecture:
Civil engineering
Construction:
Castle / Fortress / Watchtower

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Oficina de Turismo of Soria

Address:

C/ Nuestra Señora del Puente, s/n. Soria. 42004 Soria.

Teléfono: 975 211 492

Email: crv@turismodesoria.org

Oficina de Turismo of Soria

Address:

Plaza Mariano Granados, 1. Soria. 42001 Soria.

Teléfono: 975 222 764 / 975 229 718

Email: turismo@soria.es

Tourist Office Regional of Soria

Address:

C/ Medinaceli,2. Soria. 42003 Soria.

Telephone: 975 212 052

Fax: 975 221 289

Email: oficinadeturismodesoria@jcyl.es

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