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Castillo de Gormaz

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Address: 42313 Gormaz, Spain
Phone Number: +34 975 18 34 72
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Can be seen for mile on a clear day a Moslem, fortress built in the 10th century to defend from Christian attacks during the Reconquest. It is the longest fortification in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Can be seen for mile on a clear day a Moslem, fortress built in the 10th century to defend from Christian attacks during the Reconquest. It is the longest fortification in Europe. If young children are involved great care must be taken on the walls as there are NO handrails.

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Beynost, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Remember the French play by Corneille "Le Cid" ? well , HE lived there, he fought over this castle and won it ! A stunning fortress on a hilltop with a moorish gate, eagles nesting in the old towers, An impressive castle on an out of the way plateau !

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2014

A huge Moor fortress dating from the 8th century used to maintain troops to control this territory. Access is unrestricted and unsupervised. The castle is situated on top of a solitary hill with amazing views > 10 km in every direction. The interior of the castle is mostly in ruin - but we very much enjoyed walking the imposing castle... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

The remains of this castle are unsupervised, and we were the only ones there for an hour. 'Health and Safety' have not been allowed to spoil the enjoyment of this castle and for sheer size and situation you should visit. There are extensive views for miles.

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Thank smithsarum
Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

We couldn't find this on the map so just headed for Gormaz - we shouldn't have worried as you can't miss it. It's well worth the detour though as it's a very imposing castle on top of the hill with some fabulous views.

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Thank AngelaTh
Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013 via mobile

We could see the castle from far away as we drove toward it...just impressive. Once there, it was great walking around and taking photos of the castle and the landscape beyond. Can't miss this if you're in Soria!

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Saintes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2012

The castle sits on top of its own hill which it encirles. It offers amazing & I don't exagerate they are truely amazing views. By the river below is a very old bridge over the Duero and in the village is an acient church with wonderful wall piantings.

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Cantabria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2012

You can see Gormaz from a long way away, and it looks just stunning as you approach, covering the full length of the mountain top. It's free to get in, some basic signage inside, but it is essentially a ruin, open to the elements. And it is huge. The end with the more built up area is great fun, it's... More 

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qualicum beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2012

Easy to find, breath taking views, and the best no fee to see it! I am hopeful in the future they add english translations to their description plaques. We took pictures and translated the spanish when we got home. Definitely a must see if you are in the area

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Gent, België
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012

This enormous castle can be seen from far away. It is recommended to visit it at ease and savour the wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. Do not forget to visit the little church that you pas at your right hand driving up to the castle, it has some very interesting frescoes.

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