This old twelfth-century templar castle dominates from high above the crossing of the river Sil in the city of the same name. This was one of the most important military positions of the Knights Templar in the Iberian Peninsula. Located in the Royal Winter Road to Santiago de Compostela, one of the missions of the Templars was to protect pilgrims traveling to the capital of Galicia. It is made up of a polygonal precinct, over 8,000 metres square, with double and triple defences, which made this place one of the greatest fortresses in the north of Spain during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
credit: Contando Estrelas
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Pedraza is a municipality in Spain, located in the province of Segovia in the autonomous community of Castile and León. It is located at 37 km northeast of the city of Segovia with a population of less than 500. The main attraction here is the town itself. The heart of Pedraza is its picturesque Plaza Mayor, faced by houses that date back to the 16th century. Its cobbled streets and emblazoned houses form a medieval urban setting where every corner must be seen, from the Puerta de la Villa to the far end of the village, crowned by a castle.
credit: Raúl A.-
Tags: casa rural, Castille, Countryside, Hostería, Leon, old village, Pedraza, pedraza segovia, Plaza Mayor, rusty village, Segovia, Spain, spain packages, spain tourism, spain trips, Spanish, Traditional, turismo rural, Zuloaga Museum