The Shearing House was built in the 16th century to strip the flocks of transhumant merino cattle of their wool fleece, although its structure was completely remodeled in the 18th century.

In 1997 it was declared a Site of Cultural Interest and today, it is the only shear that remains intact. It stands out not only for the size of the property, but for the multiple graffiti on the interior walls of one of its ships made by the shearers with the soul with which they marked the sheep.

It is currently the home of the Marqués de la Floresta and Vizconde de Ayala, although their spaces are also rented for filming, celebrating wedding events, cultural events or any other type of benefit to Segovia society.

Historical Data

Architecture:
Vernacular architecture
Historical Period:
Early modern period

Address

Cabanillas del Monte (Torrecaballeros). 40160 Segovia.

Website: http://www.casadelesquileo.es/

More information

Ayuntamiento of Torrecaballeros

Address:

Municipality of Torrecaballeros. Segovia.

Teléfono: 921 401 005

Fax: 921 401 211

Email: ayto@torrecaballeros.ne

Página Web: http://www.torrecaballeros.net

Oficina de Turismo Provincial of Segovia

Address:

Calle San Francisco, 32. Segovia. Segovia.

Teléfono: 921 462 906

Email: info@segoviaturismo.es

Página Web: http://www.segoviaturismo.es

Opening hours

  • Every day: book visit in advance