Turismo Prerrománico > Phases > Castles > CASTILLO DE ATIENZA (R)


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Atienza is named by Latin chroniclers for her resistance to the Romans, to the point that she did not fall until they conquered Numancia. It was a Muslim castle that avoided the Cid for considering it too strong. Reconquered by Alfonso II and lost shortly afterwards, it was taken definitively in 1085 by Alfonso VI and extended by Alfonso VIII, who built the second belt of walls. The castle is located on a high promontory, has two enclosures adapted to the shape of the land, with the keep on the south side, square with four floors and terrace. It was devastated by French troops during the War of Independence, as it happened with much of this type of construction. He also suffered incidents in the Civil War (1936-39). At present its state is of ruin.

For more information see its description in Castillos del Olvido.