"The castle and the walls" Soria Things to Do Tip by Aitana

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There are few remains of the castle but it was once a huge fortress. During the Muslim occupation, there was a simple watchtower. After Alfonso I of Aragon (married to Urraca, Queen of Castile) reconquered the city, his son Alfonso VII built the inner barrier and Sancho IV built the exterior wall.

The city extended between Mirón hill and the Castle hill. The walled area occupied the entire top of the hill and could shelter much of the population. The wall had a length of 4,100 meters, enclosing a surface area of 100 hectares. It was built of reinforced masonry except in corners, in which stones were used. Its layout was following the line of summits of hills borders.

Six gates allowed access to the interior of Soria. General Duran ordered the demolition in the War of Independence, preserving only a few stretches. Four small towers stand, as well as the stretch of wall that came down to the River.

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  • Updated Feb 27, 2011
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