Fuente el Sol Castle

Fuente el Sol Castle lies, in a village by the same name, in the province of Valladolid in Spain.

There's not much known about the castle's history. But by its characteristics it dates back to the mid 15th century. It was built (or rebuilt) by the son and heir of marshal Alvaro Dávila; Don Alvaro de Bracamonte. He forced the villagers to construct this castle which led to a protest in 1486 of his nephew; Ruby de Bracamonte.

Fuente el Sol Castle is the same type of castle as Fuensaldaña Castle, Torrelobaton Castle, Villafuerte Castle and Villavellid Castle. Which is to say that is a small rectangular defensive enclosure with circular towers at 3 of its corners and a square keep at its fourth. The keep, which was originally some 20 meters high, now only reaches 12 meters.

The perimeter of the keep is 17 by 11 meters with 3 meter thick walls. Inside the keep 3 floors are conserved. They could be reached through narrow wall stairs.

The original entrance gate is situated next to the keep but is nowadays walled up. The stonework of the castle walls is of poor quality which has contributed, among other factors, to its bad conservation. Only the keep is equipped with good quality stonework.

The castle can't be visited. It's interior is used as a village cemetery and the keep is private property.

This is a poor ruin and not worth a detour.


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Fuente el Sol Castle

Fuente el Sol Castle lies, in a village by the same name, in the province of Valladolid in Spain.

There's not much known about the castle's history. But by its characteristics it dates back to the mid 15th century. It was built (or rebuilt) by the son and heir of marshal Alvaro Dávila; Don Alvaro de Bracamonte. He forced the villagers to construct this castle which led to a protest in 1486 of his nephew; Ruby de Bracamonte.

Fuente el Sol Castle is the same type of castle as Fuensaldaña Castle, Torrelobaton Castle, Villafuerte Castle and Villavellid Castle. Which is to say that is a small rectangular defensive enclosure with circular towers at 3 of its corners and a square keep at its fourth. The keep, which was originally some 20 meters high, now only reaches 12 meters.

The perimeter of the keep is 17 by 11 meters with 3 meter thick walls. Inside the keep 3 floors are conserved. They could be reached through narrow wall stairs.

The original entrance gate is situated next to the keep but is nowadays walled up. The stonework of the castle walls is of poor quality which has contributed, among other factors, to its bad conservation. Only the keep is equipped with good quality stonework.

The castle can't be visited. It's interior is used as a village cemetery and the keep is private property.

This is a poor ruin and not worth a detour.


Gallery

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://www.castles.nl/fuentesol-castle#sigFreeId7a8b385964