Calatañazor, dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries, starts where the reddish earth, dotted with ancient tetraclinis trees, dips down towards the River Milanos. From the bridge over the river the remains of a Roman road take us to the site where the Moor Almanzor lost his drum during the struggles.

Perched on the highest point of this walled town stands the castle, whose keep offers breathtaking views of the entire valley. The buildings huddle around the colonnaded main street, which runs down to Plaza de Armas and Plaza Urbana, where visitors can admire examples of the traditional architecture of the Tierra de Pinares region, made of wood, adobe and stone. The split slate chimneys are another characteristic feature of these buildings. An original town that is well worth a visit.