A Roman settlement
San Martín del Castañar
Standing on the banks of the River Francia, on the site of a former Roman settlement, it boasts some of the most authentic remains in this mountainous region, including the wall and castle.
The town huddles around the 13th century church, although it is likely that in the 15th century, the early houses would have been grouped around a palatial castle that shared close ties with the fortress of Miranda del Castañar. Other places of interest include the Roman bridge, part of an ancient Roman road leading to the chapels of El Socorro and El Humilladero, and the ruins of the Monastery of Nuestra Señora de Gracia. Visitors can also admire the Roman stele, on display on one of the parks in the municipality.