Castillo de Berlanga de Duero

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Castillo de Berlanga de Duero

Castillo de Berlanga de Duero
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Alan H
Norwich, UK8 contributions
Well preserved castle
Aug 2019
Have been here several times now, always love the castle, so well preserved and with the new areas open to the public makes this castle a must see. Used in the making of the Four Musketeers film in the 70's so it has a big claim to fame.
Written September 8, 2019
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boski
Island of Malta, Malta405 contributions
excellent castle, no toilets and staff going on siesta - very spain
May 2019
Amazing Spanish town with loads of history and interesting buildings and town square, we had a picnic at the base of the castle. Paid the entrance fee and was told to be quick as they were closing { like the rest of the country always closing } no toilets despite the fee, again like most of spain , but the castle was worth it and it was fun running around looking at everything.
Written August 10, 2019
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,248 contributions
Great fortress!
Jun 2019 • Friends
Castillo de Berlanga de Duero is a well-preserved castle located in the homonymous town, in Soria Province, in Castilla y León Region. Really, it is a great and big fortress, from where you can see the town and surroundings. We enter and see the ruins, which are very nice. For me, it was an unknown place and it was wonderful. A top in our visit of the region.
(see also Gormaz Castle)
Written July 7, 2019
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Ray V
Chaves, Portugal357 contributions
Although a ruin, it is still impressive
Sep 2017 • Couples
This fortress should be seen together with the even larger one of Gormaz, 25 kms. to the northwest. In many ways they are similar, both having fallen into ruin and both perched on top of high ridges with commanding views over the plains below. Gormaz is more spectacular but Berlanga is well worth the visit. Below the castle, but now only a façade was the Renaissance palace of the Duques of Berlanga, who must have been fabulously wealthy and powerful. Sadly, but perhaps inevitably, fire destroyed much of the original building and the French troops during the Napoleonic invasion of France finished the job. A lot of the walls was also carried away, stone by stone, to be used as building material for the new town below the castle.

Access to the fortress is through the tourist office in the old ducal palace. There is a charge of 3 euros to get in. This includes entry to the open area below the fort and a high-tech multi-screen presentation of the history of Berlanga with actors playing the role of the famous people in the town's history. Very well done, but only in Spanish. The walk up to the fortress is not difficult with a path gently following the slope. A more direct route can be taken by a steeper path that leads directly up to the main entrance. Inside the fortress there is not that much to see since it is a hollow shell, but the views from above are worth the climb. Behind the ruins is a canyon with the Escalote River, really a stream, flowing north towards the Duero. The canyon is filled with trees and there is a walking path along the bank. To the west we look down on the town of Berlanga itself with the imposing Colegiata church dominating the town. What may strike the visitor here, as he or she contemplates the view, is the vastness of the surrounding countryside and its barren emptyness. From the last house in Berlanga for kilometers around there is no one, no house, not even farm structures, just fields planted in sunflowers, all devoid of trees. You really start to understand the bleakness of the land here and how tough it must have been to make a living. Now you understand why this is one of the most underpopulated regions of Spain, and even Europe.
Written September 27, 2017
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gregskim2016
Starogard, Poland1,071 contributions
Very picturesque place
Jul 2017 • Couples
Well it is difficult to describe such place. Just if you are going to pass Berlanga de Duero stop there for a while and have a walk. View you can see is good enough reason to spend there some time.
Written September 14, 2017
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Francisco V
Barcelona, Spain39 contributions
Nice Castle to be visited
Oct 2016 • Couples
Great visit to the 2 castles in one. The first one medieval and the second much more modern. Guided visits are offered in 4 €.

Nice visit even with family and kids.
Written October 31, 2016
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DH-Canada
Whitefish, MT137 contributions
Imposing castle walls
Nov 2014 • Solo
Berlanga castle walls and keep are an imposing sight; however, the internals of the castle are in ruin. The interior is worth a look if you're in the area or staying in the very pleasant town of Berlanga de Duero. The tourist office will simply give you the keys to the castle. 2Euro charge - the tourist office may only be open weekends ? I particularly enjoyed the walk (~1 km) around the castle through the river park in the gorge on the backside of the castle.
Written November 14, 2014
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digbyl177
Saintes, France279 contributions
Amazing ruin
Jul 2012 • Couples
This is where the filmed one of the Musketeer films. The castle is on to of the hill above the town is best approached from the S where a set of steps leads up from by the river. The approach from the town gate is very steep.
Written December 20, 2012
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hemlockcottage
Qualicum Beach, Canada43 contributions
Impressive
Oct 2012 • Couples
We traveled the road of El Cid today on discover the castle closed! The hours of operation are in line with the Spanish siesta hours, plan accordingly. While there are descriptive notices around the castle they are all in Spanish, hopefully some english translations are in the future!
Written October 9, 2012
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Marthaso
Tenerife, Spain47 contributions
Wondwrful
Interesting place to visit, really nice weekend. Wonderful village with the castle, church and good place to eat, walk around and sleep
Written August 15, 2011
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